Yesterday March 21, 2013 Detroit’s own got their due by Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Our treasures, musicians, sound, style, epitome of the definition of Instrumentation.
Surviving members Eddy Willis & Jack Ashford attending this honor. Joe Messina who has been said to be sick viewed the ceremony via a live stream from his Detroit suburban home. To me this should have been done long ago and about time!
Because what you heard on every single one of the Motown Hits you was the music behind the vocals and they were simply called The Funk Brothers. But what a sound they created. No one on this earth could ever duplicate them if they tried.
The were not only Detroit’s legends they were the worlds. They were musics magicians. Extraordinary talents each and every single one of them. And if I repeat myself more than one time on this blog so be…
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Written by John Mayall
Recorded July 12, 1969 – Fillmore East
Album title – THE TURNING POINT
John Mayall – vocals, harmonica, slide guitar, telecaster 6 string guitar, tambourine, mouth percussion
Jon Mark – acoustic finger-style guitar
Steve Thompson – bass guitar
Johnny Almond – tenor and alto saxophones, flutes, mouth percussion
Written by George Gershwin – Music
DuBose Heyward – Lyrics
There was no other like Billy Stewart. This man blew this 1935 written song completely apart with his rendition in 1966. Talk about explosive, man a total understatement.
Written By Junior Walker, Harvey Fuqua and Willie Woods.
Originally Released in Sept. 1962 on the Harvey Label.
Junior Walker – Saxophone
Willie Woods – Guitar
Victor Thomas – Organ
James Graves – Drums
Re-Released on Tamla 1966
James Jamerson – Bass
Born Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr., Walker Smoked on Sax.
Cleo’s Mood is my favorite song from this group.
It’s a raw, seductive, sultry bump and grind number. A combination of Blues & Jazz.
I only wished the song could of gone longer like 30 Minutes. But I’ll take what I can get.
Filed under 1960s, Blues, Detroit Music, Entertainment, Hitsville USA, Jazz, Motown, MUSIC, Oldies, R&B, Song of the Day, Soul
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.
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Written by Ian Anderson.
From Tull’s debut album ” This Was ” released in 1968.
Ian Anderson: Vocals, flute, mouth organ, harmonica, “claghorn”, piano
Mick Abrahams: Vocals, guitar, nine-string guitar
Clive Bunker: drums
Glenn Cornick: Bass guitar
Written by Jerry Goldstein & War
Released off the album songs title in 1971.
Lyrics – Phyllis Molinary
Muse Composed – Artie Butler
And what an absolutely beautiful arrangement by Johnny Mandel.
A fabulous song sung by a fabulous singer.
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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Written and Composed by Rory Gallagher.
This song was off the “On The Boards” album released in Jan. 1970
Rory Gallagher – guitars, vocals, saxophone, harmonica
Richard “Charlie” McCracken – bass guitar
John Wilson – drums
From the Album Swiss Movement
Written by Gene McDaniels
Recorded Live on June 21, 1969 at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Les McCann: Piano, Vocals on “Compared to What”
Eddie Harris: Tenor Sax
Benny Bailey: Trumpet
Leroy Vinnegar: Bass
Donald Dean: Drums
This is my all time favorite Jazz Composition by Oliver Nelson.
Released in 1961 off the album, The Blues and the Abstract Truth
It doesn’t get any better than this.
Sarah Vaughan will always be my Idol. There was nobody that had a set of pipes like hers. Nobody
Composed, Recorded and Released in 1935 by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. Lyrics were later written for the song by Irving Mills and Manny Kurtz.
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Jazz Album was Recorded in 1962 and Released in 1963.
Released in 1967 on Atlantic Records~ Written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati.
Written by Louis Prima in 1936. “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)”
Man take your choice.
My cousin turned me on to this Artist, Song and Album.
Mediterranean Sundance came from the 1977 Album of Al Di Meola’s: Elegant Gypsy.
TODAY 92 YEARS YOUNG.