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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 🙂 I bought a few of these new in the UK, mostly from Hearsay […]

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Happy Birthday – David Matthews

In 1975, Dave was playing Monday nights at the Five Spot cafe in New York, with a 12-piece combo band, when Creed Taylor offered him a position as house arranger for CTI. Dave would work for CTI as Chief arranger through until 1978, and record both modern jazz and some of the CTI jazz funk, disco classics. I’ll spend more […]

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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, and received an honorary Doctorate from the Berklee College of […]

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Baddest – Grover Washington, Jr.

Baddest likely took its lead and title from earlier CTI albums, “The Baddest Hubbard” and “The Baddest Turrentine” and was the last in the line. Right at the point where the CTI Records was struggling financially, and Washington was leaving the label for Motown, a temporary stop before settling at Electra. His first Motown release, “Reed Seed” was as a […]