Thursday, September 04, 2008
Grady Tate- Don't Fence Me In
The sad news of Jimmy Cleveland's passing compelled me to review his credits at AllMusic. The trombonist played on hundreds of sessions for artists including Miles, Billie, Monk, Sonny and Dinah. I also spotted a listing for Grady Tate's Windmills of My Mind. The jazz drummer's 1968 album is comparable to the cosmopolitan classics of Lou Rawls and Mel Torme. It's insanely great. The relaxed blues of "T.N.T." is perhaps the album's least memorable song; I selected it because it features Cleveland's bright brass.
Rich the Factor's contribution to Young Doe's "Flip Flop" is excellent.
The '70s orientation of yesterday's post made me wonder what happened to Mac Davis. Until I punched it up on YouTube this morning, I hadn't heard this 1972 smash since I was a child. Now I know why- "Girl you're a hot-blooded woman-child/And it's warm where you're touching me." Are you kidding? I'm calling the cops right now!
Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric are touring together. Here's their new joint MySpace page.
Kansas City Click: Country up-and-comer Sarah Buxton sings on the the Power & Light stage tonight.