Wednesday, 9 September 2009

King Errisson ”The Magic Man”

King Errisson

The Magic Man
( LP Westbound Records, 1976 )
Catalog # W-224

A1 Conga Man (3:24)
Written-By – Errisson, Theodore-Coffey
A2 Every Day’s A Holiday (3:45)
Written-By – Johnson, Pallman
A3 Dance With Me (3:10)
Written-By – J. Hall, J. Hall
A4 The Magic Man (3:55)
Written-By – Errisson, Theodore-Coffey
A5 Sleep Talk (3:03)
Written-By – Ohio Players
B1 Back From The Dead (4:56)
Written-By – Errisson
B2 Tight Rope (3:45) *(have a clip)
Written-By – W. Morrison
B3 Listen To The Music (4:04)
Written-By – Johnston
B4 Last Chance To Dance (4:37)
Written-By – Errisson

Personnel & Credits:
Backing Vocals – Clyde King, Gibson Family, The, Mara Bigelow, Merry Clayton,
Prince Knewt , Shirley Matthews, Stephanie Sproule, Vonetta Fields
Bass – Chuck Rainey , Greg Coles , Henry Davis , Wayne Douglas
Drums – Ed Green, James Gadson, Lee Marcus, Paul Humphrey
Guitar – Bruce Nazarian , Dennis Coffey
Horns – Boom, Chuck Garnet , Frank Rosolino
Keyboards – Jerry Peters , Patrice Rushen, Rudy Robinson, Sylvester Rivers
Lead Vocals – Sherrel Atwood
Percussion – Emile Richards
Percussion, Lead Vocals – King Errisson
Producer, Arranged By – Mike Theodore And Dennis Coffey
Steel Drums – Robert Greenidge

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: Jun 1976
Special thanks to Armen Boladian and Bernie Mendelson

Studio musician King Errisson has led quite an interesting life since his introduction to the entertainment industry. Between the ages of 13 and 18, he was a professional jockey and a session drummer for local bands in his native Bahamas. In 1968, he moved to Los Angeles to become an actor, a career he successfully maneuvered as he appeared in a variety of films and TV shows including the James Bond thriller Thunderball and the Abe Vigoda series Fish. While in Los Angeles, he met saxophonist Julian Adderly, and the two bonded strongly, eventually recording several albums together. He also began to take studio work, playing on albums by everyone from Barbara Streisand to the Jackson 5. He was praised by Motown founder Berry Gordy as the "unsung hero of Motown." Between tours, he recorded a few solo albums and managed to appear in a few more films, most notably The Jazz Singer and Tap. He started a fishing resort in the Bahamas while he continued to live outside of Las Vegas to do session work. Errisson also joined Neil Diamond's band around this time, appearing on most of Diamond's recordings from the '80s. He recorded one more solo album, 1993's Man, before returning to session work and on again/off again appearances with Diamond.
By Bradley Torreano (AMG)

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Anonymous said...

thank you

fafaflava said...

Often seen this one around but never got round to listening to it!!

Thanks Jazzy!

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