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CT 505

CT 505 Feelin’ Alright? – Hubert Laws Side A: Feelin’ Alright? (2:30)Side B: Let It Be (2:15)(from Crying Song)Hubert LawsIssues: CTI CT 505 [45]Master No.: CT 505 A/CT 505 BRecorded: July 24th, 1969(both tracks)Released: 1970 Two more tracks from the sessions held at the American Sound Studios in Memphis, Tennessee primarily with the Memphis Boys rhythm section. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CT 504

CT 504 – La La You – Hack Bartholomew Side A: La La You (2:40)Side B: Let Me Tell You What I Found Out (2:15)Issues: CTI CT 504 [45]Master No.: CT 504 A/CT 504 BRecorded: UnknownReleased: March 1970 Looking For Masters In the Feb. 28th, 1970 issue of Billboard Magazine, as part of the launch of […]

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On This Day: Boscov’s, Reading PA

OTD: March 7th, 1974, Boscov’s department store, Americas largest family owned dept. store, was discounting their entire stock of CTI and Kudu albums. They ran this advert in the Reading Eagle that day. It would have been a great day to buy at 2020 $ values ­čÖé I bought a […]

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CT 503

CT 503 – Mr. Invisible – Flow Side A: Mr. InvisibleSide B: Daddy(from Flow)Issues: CTI CT 503 [45]Master No.: CT 503 A/CT 503 B Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Dec. 17, 18, 1969, Jan 20, 1970Released: March 1970 As part of evolving CTI beyond jazz, Taylor had spotted and signed a band called Flow. The only […]

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Happy Birthday – Ron Carter

Ron Carter is the a 4x nominated, 2x Grammy Award winner; The Guinness World record acknowledged most recorded bassist of all time; A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master; a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Music Department of City College of New York, having taught there for 20 years, […]

Kathy McCord single CT 502

CT 502

CT 502 – Take Away This Pain – Kathy McCord Side A:┬áTake Away This Pain┬á(?)(from┬áKathy McCord)Kathy McCordIssues:┬áCTI CT 502 [45]Master No.:┬áCT 502 A/CT 502 B Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Nov. 18, 19, 20, 24 Dec. 2, 1969Released: In USA, never released, promo only. February 1970. Creed Taylor wanted to […]

CT 501

CT 501 – La Jean – Hubert Laws First single on CTI will be “Let It Be” by Laws, which has just been shipped.” Creed Taylor – February 28th, 1970 Billboard magazine “Taylor Bows Label – In Deal With King” Side A:┬áLa Jean┬á(2:30)Side B:┬áLet It Be┬á(2:15)(from┬áCrying Song)Hubert LawsIssues:┬áCTI CT 501 […]