Sunday, April 02, 2006
This is a fav of mine going back many years to a bizarre period on Blue Note where there were some less than popular jazz lps however with this lp Blue Note chose a rare star appearance by Groove Holmes at the time. It was Groovin for Mr G that blew my head at the time and I have never quit loving that fat sound the track gives
Personnel includes: Richard Groove Holmes (organ); Weldon Irvine (electric piano); Gerald Hubbard (guitar); Chuck Rainey, Jerry Jemmott (electric bass); Darryl Washington (drums); Ray Armando (congas); James Davis (percussion).
Producer: George Butler.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna. Recorded at A&R Studios, New York, New York on May 19, 1971. Originally released on Blue Note (84372).
Here is the back cover courtesy of Village Vanguard Gokudo!
You can this on CD as part of the Rare Groove series which replaced my hard to find Japanese CD which took me years to track down.....if you see the vinyl ......grab it while you can!!!
Click here to listen to samples from CD Universe
Monday, March 27, 2006
Big John Patton Soul Connection
Managed to hunt this down a few years ago and could not find a picture of the LP until now ( nicked off of Ebay!) .
Anyway this is a killer lp by John Patton on Nilva called Soul Connection which came out mid to late 80's as far as I know and was a enlightenment for me ( an already dyed in the wool John Patton freak) to hear him...still alive at the time and making damn fine music too.
He really works well here with Grachan MoncurIII and the only shame is that this has not come out on cd yet. He did Blue Planet man on King I think and then a few other records on DIW in the 90's
.......................but sadly John is dead now and the project is over. Blue Note have done us proud with a three disk Mosaic Select set but it is little labels like this that pop up little surprises .
For those interested more John Patton can be found on these recordings: (courtesy of organissimo site)
I have most of these save the early Price recordings, the Thornton and later Zorns
JOHN PATTON SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
LLOYD PRICE SPECIALTY TRACKS ?
LLOYD PRICE ABC TRACKS ?
LOU DONALDSON - THE NATURAL SOUL - BN 84108 (9/5/1962)
FRED JACKSON SESSION – INC COWBELL BOOGIE – BN 21484 (21/6/62)
LOU DONALDSON - GOOD GRACIOUS - BN 84125 (24/1/1963)
JIMMY SMITH - ROCKIN' THE BOAT - BN 84141 (7/2/1963) Patton on tambourine!
GRANT GREEN - BLUES FOR LOU - BN CDP7 21438 (20/2&7/6/63)
JOHN PATTON - ALONG CAME JOHN - BN 84130 (5/4/1963)
JOHNNY GRIFFIN & MATTHEW GEE - SOUL GROOVE - ATL 1431 (14/5/1963)
GRANT GREEN - AM I BLUE - BN 84139 (16/5/1963)
HAROLD VICK - STEPPIN' OUT - BN 84138 (27/5/1963)
LOU DONALDSON - A MAN WITH A HORN - BN CDP7 21436 (7/6/63)
JOHN PATTON - BLUE JOHN - BN 84143 (11/7&2/8/1963)
LOU DONALDSON - SIGNIFYIN' - CADET 724 (17/7/1963)
DON WILKERSON - SHOUTIN' - BN 84145 (29/7/1963)
RED HOLLOWAY - THE BURNER - PR 7299 (10/10/1963)
LOU DONALDSON - POSSUM HEAD - CADET 734 (28/1/1964)
UNISSUED H VICK SESSION FOR BN (27/5/64) (2 tracks)
JOHN PATTON - THE WAY I FEEL - BN 84174 (19/6/1964)
JOHN PATTON - OH BABY - BN 84192 (8/3/1965)
ART BLAKEY - HOLD ON, I'M COMING - LIMELIGHT 86038 (27/5/66) Patton pseudonym Malcolm Bass
JOHN PATTON - LET 'EM ROLL - BN 84239 (11/12/1965)
GEORGE BRAITH - LAUGHING SOUL - PR 7474 (1/3/1966)
GRASELLA OLIPHANT - THE GRASS IS GREENER - ATL 1494 (1/3/1966)
JOHN PATTON - GOT A GOOD THING GOIN' - BN 84229 (29/4/1966)
CLIFFORD JORDAN – SOUL FOUNTAIN – VORTEX 2101 (12/10/1966)
GRANT GREEN - IRON CITY - COBBLESTONE 9002 (1967)
JOHN PATTON - THAT CERTAIN FEELING - BN 84281 (8/3/1968)
JOHN PATTON - BOOGALOO - BN 31878 (9/8/1968)
JOHN PATTON - UNDERSTANDIN' - BN 84306 (25/10/1968)
JOHN PATTON - MEMPHIS TO NEW YORK SPIRIT - BN 35221 (9/6/69,2/10/70)
JOHN PATTON - ACCENT ON THE BLUES - BN 84340 (9/6&15/8/1969)
JOHNNY LYTLE - EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE - MUSE 5158 (31/10/1977)
JOHN PATTON - SOUL CONNECTION - NILVA 3406 (7/6/1983)
JOHN ZORN - THE BIG GUNDOWN - ELEKTRA/NONESUCH79139 (9/84-9/85)
JOHN ZORN - SPILLANE - ELEKTRA/NONESUCH 79172 (8/86-9/87)
JIMMY PONDER - MEAN STREETS-NO BRIDGES - MUSE 5324 (19/6/1987)
JIMMY PONDER - JUMP - MUSE 5347 (28/3/1988)
JOHN PATTON - BLUE PLANET MAN - PADDLE WHEEL (J) KICJ168 (12&13/4/1993)
JOHN PATTON - MINOR SWING - DIW 896 (21/12/1994)
JOHN PATTON - THIS ONE'S FOR JA - DIW 919 (26/12/1995)
RICHARD PIERSON – OPENING STATEMENT – THE JAZZ LABEL LTD TJL001 (1997)