Creed Taylor Month – September 2021

Creed Taylor month was announced and first held in 1968. For background and press cuttings from that time, see this entry. There are lots of indications that the music created by the artists of CTI and KUDU is as popular now as Creed could have ever hoped. In the last year, as well as my own #ctproduced Instagram id[1]ctproduced posts […]

Happy Birthday, Hubert Laws

Hubert Laws (born November 10, 1939) is one of the most pervasive, and impressive artists to appear on Creed Taylor, CTI productions. While others, notably Bob James, Don Sebesky, and Dave Matthews through their arrangements had a bigger impact on the overall sound; and George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr, Esther Phillips, Bob James as a performer, became bigger stars and […]

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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 (probably June) Two more tracks from the sessions held at the American Sound Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, primarily with the Memphis Boys rhythm section. Both of these tracks were recorded on July […]

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: La Jean (2:30)Side B: Let It Be (2:15)(from Crying Song)Hubert LawsIssues: CTI CT 501 [45]Master No.: CT 501 A/CT 501 B Recorded: July 1969Released: February […]

Funky Friday, starts here!

Legendary jazz producer, Creed Taylor, celebrated his 90th birthday this year. Yes, Creed is alive and well. Since the mid-to-late 70’s in the UK were dominated by tracks released on Creeds CTI and Kudu labels, I thought it would be great to see if I could get the regular “Funky Friday” segment on the show to celebrate. We couldn’t get […]