Born Day 2022 – Hank Crawford

Born December 21st, 1934. Died January 29th, 2009 (Age 74) I posted a longer look at Hank, and how he got involved with Creed Taylor last year[1]https://www.ctproduced.com/happy-born-day-hank-crawford/, it included the follow mix. This year I also have a 3-page interview publish in Black Stars magazine in 1980, written by Arnold Jay Smith. Feeling is my thing and playing is feeling,” […]

Cover of album showing Hank Crawford leaning on a post near the Hudson River

On This Day: Cajun Sunrise

OK, well perhaps not on this day, but certainly in March 1978, 44-years ago, Hank Crawford and David Matthews were in Electric Lady Studios on W 8th Street in New York City, laying down the final tracks for the last Kudu album, Hank Crawford’s “Cajun Sunrise”. In this post I’ll take a look at the context around the album, some […]

Happy Born Day: Hank Crawford

Bennie Ross “Hank” Crawford, Jr. born December 21, 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, died January 29, 2009, Memphis, Tennessee. To celebrate the day of Hank Crawford’s birth, as well as my usual notes, research, and a few unique finds, I have a mix of some examples of Hank’s work, and a 4-part interview with Hank by visual artist Jomo Cheatham. Press play […]