Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Freddie McCoy ''Peas`n Rice''

Freddie McCoy

''Peas`n Rice''
( LP Prestige Records, 1967 )
Catalog # PR 7487

You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Summer In The City
Call Me
Lightning Strikes
One Cylinder
My Funny Valentine
Peas 'N' Rice

Players on tracks 1,4,8
Joanne Brackeen piano,organ
Eustis Guillimet bass
Kalil Mahdi drums
Players on tracks 2,3,5,6,7
Edward David Williams trumpet
Wilber"Dud Bascombe trumpet
Joanne Brackeen piano
Wally Richardson guitar
Eustis Guillimet bass guitar
Ray Lucas drums
Players on track 9
Charles Williams piano
Steve Davis bass (and snooker cue??)
Rudy Lawless drums

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios in October 6, 1965, April 10, 1967, May 4, 1967

Soul-jazz vibraphonist Freddie McCoy was never a hit with the critics, spending most of his time laying down coolly funky grooves and covering contemporary R&B and pop tunes (or doing original material in a similarly accessible vein). However, his albums later became underground collector's items among acid jazz and rare-groove enthusiasts. McCoy started out with Johnny "Hammond" Smith in 1961, then signed with Prestige and cut his first album, Lonely Avenue, in 1963. Over the next five years, McCoy cut seven albums for the label, highlighted by 1965's Spider Man, 1967's Beans and Greens, and 1968's Listen Here. His groups usually featured pianist/organist Joanne Brackeen, in some of her first work after temporarily retiring to raise her family. McCoy later recorded for the small Buddah subsidiary Cobblestone, debuting with Gimme Some!, a circa-1971 jazz-funk session featuring some trippy electric piano work. However, the label was short-lived, and McCoy disappeared from jazz after its demise.
By Steve Huey (AMG)

Courtesy of Bill


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willem said...

great work pier! again a hard to find prestige! thanks!

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