My Recent Vinyl Finds

1. Jimmy Smith – Respect: Recorded, June 2 & 14 1967 on Verve.  Released in 1967, Respect was fairly commercial during it’s initial run, peaking at number 60 on Billboard Top 200, number 3 on Billboard Top R&B Albums and number 5 on Billboard Top Jazz Albums. Recommended!!  2. Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery –…

My Recent Vinyl Finds

1. Cannonball Adderley Quintet – In San Francisco: Recorded, October 18 & 20, 1959.  In San Francisco was released in 1959 on Riverside and noted as a groundbreaking soul jazz classic. Outstanding lineup of notable musicians include: Cannonball’s brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Bobby Timmons on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on…

10 Must Have Jazz Albums (Early Jazz)

      1. Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines – The Louis Armstrong Story-Volume 3: Recorded, 1928 on Columbia. This compilation  released in 1950, chronicles the early work of Armstrong and Hines from 1928; the New York years. This compilation  includes the classic tracks “West End Blues”, “Muggles” and “St James Infirmary“. Highly Recommended!!!!! 2. Benny Goodman –…

Top 5 Producers Who Influenced My Music Taste: Part 1

Part 1 chronicles producers whose work I was  drawn to from the age of 6 to 17.  These producer’s individual work or collaborations with other artist were an enormous influence on my musical understanding. Jerry Wexler Music Producer Artists Associated With: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zepplin, Dusty Springfield, Allman Brothers, Chris Conner and Bob Dylan  …

Personal Song Of The Day: Angel Eyes by Jack Jones

  The universe has a unique way of using music to communicate our truest feeling: music communicates to us what our deepest fears and loves are, however one must be open to receive the musical messages. Jack Jones’s version of “Angel Eyes” has been in my spiritual space: which mean that his version of Angel Eyes is…