Brother Jack McDuff

Tobacco Road (SD 1472)

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Tobacco Road

Brother Jack McDuff

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4260019715746

LPS 156477

SD 1472

JAZZ

1

LP 24,78 €

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180 GRAM VIRGIN VINYL PRESSING

Brother Jack McDuff recorded an enormous number of albums during the '60s, so it can be difficult to figure out where to start digging a little deeper into his output (which Hammond B-3 fans will definitely want to do). 1967's Tobacco Road stands out from the pack for a couple of reasons. First, unlike many of his groove-centric albums, it's heavy on standards and pop/rock tunes (seven of nine cuts), which make for excellent matches with McDuff's highly melodic, piano-influenced style. What's more, about half of the album finds McDuff leading a large ten-piece ensemble arranged and conducted by J.J. Jackson, including a soulful horn section that sounds straight out of Memphis or Muscle Shoals.

PERSONNEL:

  • BROTHER JACK McDUFF, organ
  • LONNIE SIMMONS, baritone sax
  • RED HOLLOWAY, tenor sax
  • JOHN WATSON, trombone
  • FRED BERRY, trumpet
  • KING KOLAX, trumpet
  • BOBBY CHRISTIAN, vibes, percussion
  • ROLAND FAULKNER, guitar
  • LOYAL J. GRESHAM, bass
  • ROBERT GUTHRIE, JOE DUKES. drums

Recording: August 1966 at Chess Studios, Chicago

SIDE A:

  • 1. Teardrops From My Eyes
  • 2. Tobacco Road
  • 3. The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 4. Can't Get Satisfied
  • 5. Blowin' In the Wind

SIDE B:

  • 6. And the Angels Sing
  • 7. This Bitter Earth
  • 8. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 9. Wade In the Water