Stonebone – Finally!

If you don’t have a copy, press play and read on, it’s a 1:52 sampler of the album tracks I’m delighted to have an exclusive long form review from CTI and Jazz Historian Doug Payne. I’m lucky to have been able to rip a copy of this album from a loaner a couple of years ago. It’s amazing. I’m heading […]

September is Creed Taylor month

The August 26th, 1968 issue of “Records, Promotion, Music” (RPM) Magazine, page-4 declared “September is Creed Taylor month in Canada”. The campaign was announced by Quality’s National Promotion Manager, Ed Lawson. The campaign and messaging must have worked to spread the music and work of Creed, because come September, a similar campaign was announced for October 1968 to be “Creed […]

Be “Hip” – Stonebone slips again

The #RSD2020 release of Stonebone has slipped again. Originally scheduled for April, then June 20th, Record Store Day is now split over three “drop” days. Releases scheduled for a single day will actually now be released on 3-days, Stonebone will be on the 3rd and last “drop” day, October 24th. The other drop days are August 29th and September 26th. […]

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Happy Birthday George Benson

March 22, 2020 is George Benson’s 77th Birthday, Happy Birthday George! George is a GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductee, having been nominated 25 times and won 10 GRAMY awards. His first award was 1976, when he received 5x nominations and won 3x awards including Best R&B Instrumental Performance for the Theme From Good Kind Bad. The 1976 awards were the […]

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On This Day: Jobim records!

Embed from Getty Images On this day, March 16th, 1970, Antonio Carlos Jobim started recording his last great albums for Creed Taylor. This essentially brought to an end a 7-year partnership that resulted in numerous awards including but not limited to the 1964 Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto’s version of The Girl From Ipanema, which won the GRAMMY for Record […]

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Record Store Day- The Holy Grail?

According to the time clock on their website, Record Store Day (RSD) is now 95-days away. It was originally going to be April 20th here in the USA, but as the Corona virus takes hold, the date has been pushed back to Saturday June 20th. For those of us that have been waiting for 50-years to get a copy of […]