Monday, 31 August 2009

Reuben Wilson ”A Groovy Situation”

Reuben Wilson

A Groovy Situation
( LP Blue Note Records, 1970 )
Catalog # BST 84365

Signed, Sealed And Delivered, I’m Yours
(same personnel, Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 25, 1970)
Happy Together
While The World Lies Waiting
If You Let Me Make Love To You Then Why Can’t I Touch You (From “Salvation”)
A Groovy Situation
Sweet Tooth

Personnel & Notes:
Earl Turbinton (as)
Reuben Wilson (org)
Eddie Diehl (g)
Harold White (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 18, 1970

Much like its predecessor, Blue Mode, A Groovy Situation finds organist Reuben Wilson turning in a funky collection of R&B and pop covers. Supported by guitarist Eddie Diehl, alto saxophonist Earl Turbinton, and drummer Harold White, Wilson runs through familiar soul hits like (”If You Let Me Make Love to You) Then Why Can’t I Touch You,” “A Groovy Situation,” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” plus the Turtles hit “Happy Together.” With songs like this, there’s no question that Wilson is going for a wide audience, and while these smooth, funky grooves will do nothing for jazz purists, it’s an entertaining record, and some of the grooves are quite hot indeed.
By Stephen Thomas Erlewine (AMG)

By Pier


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Guy Magic said...

Pier - What the heck is this? The Monday MEGA-POSTING of all time? There's just way too much!!! :-D

Thank you for remaining a true friend of the Hammond organ, I especially appreciate the Reuben Wilson, Groove Holmes, Charles Earland, and others.

United under one groove... MFS continues to rule!

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