You don’t need any details of why this Man was called this. The music says it all.
Jackie was one of the most dynamic performers to watch and listen to. If that man couldn’t make you dance you were DEAD!
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Written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Hertzog Jr.
BS&T’s version was released off there second album in Dec. 1968.
In 1970 it won a Grammy Award for Album of the year.
David Clayton-Thomas – lead vocals Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Fielder – bass
Dick Halligan – organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
Steve Katz – guitar, harmonica, Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hyman – trombone, recorder
All I can say is ” Lady Day ” certainly knew what she was talking about when she wrote this song. Every single word contained in it rings the absolute truth.
Just some of the Musicians in the Orchestra on this 1987 TV Special.
Pete Candoli, Bill Watrous, Vincent De Rosa, Ronny Lang, Ray Pizzi, Abe Most…….
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This Version was Recorded in 1952 from his third session on Chess Records.
There are harp players and then there are HARP PLAYERS. You are listening to the Grand Master. And they didn’t get any better.
Released in 1959 on the Tamla Label.
Vernon Williams- added later
You are listening to the very first group ever signed to the ” MOTOWN ” Label in 1959. Yet Berry Gordy never ever gave this group any recognition what so ever. But that doesn’t surprise me.
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At 94 years old Kirk Douglas could teach this day and very sad age of Hollywood a few lessons.
“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”
One show came out in the middle – late 50s, another one depicted the era.