Genre: R&B
Label: Vinyl Passion
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


King Curtis Soul Meeting DMM 180g Import LP

King Curtis

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Original Album On 180g LP Featuring Nat Adderley & Wynton Kelly!

King Curtis was a dynamic tenor sax player whose work graced countless rock and roll and R&B records. Born Curtis Ousley in Fort Worth, Texas, his trademark was a honking Texas tenor sound inspired by his main influences Illinois Jacquet, Earl Bostic and Arnett Cobb, albeit with a rock and roll edge. He moved to New York in 1952 and played with Lionel Hampton's and Horace Silver's jazz groups. He began doing session work for R&B and rock and roll artists in the mid-Fifties. One of his most memorable solos, and the one that sealed his reputation as a rock and roll sideman, appeared in the Coasters' 1958 smash, "Yakety Yak". King Curtis can also be heard on such seminal early sides as "A Lover's Question" by Clyde McPhatter, "Boys" by the Shirelles and "Reminiscing" by Buddy Holly (which he co-wrote). As part of Atlantic Records' stable, he played on sessions for Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, Don Covay, Bobby Darin and others. In later years, he also produced (or co-produced) albums for Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Delaney and Bonnie, Freddy King and Sam Moore (of Sam and Dave).

Pursuing a career as a solo artist all the while, King Curtis recorded under his own name for the Prestige, Enjoy, Capitol and Atlantic labels. He cut such instrumental hits as "Soul Twist" (Number One R&B, Number Seventeen pop) and "Memphis Soul Stew" (Number Six R&B, Number Thirty-Three pop). In the late Sixties and early Seventies, he crossed paths with rock icons like Eric Clapton (who performed on King Curtis's "Teasin'" in 1970) and the Allman Brothers Band (who paid tribute to King Curtis by incorporating his "Soul Serenade" into their "You Don't Love Me" during a New York performance shortly after his death). King Curtis was revered by his fellow musicians, especially Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band (a fellow Atlantic Records sideman) and Robbie Robertson of The Band, who have cited him as a major influence.

Soul Meeting is the sixth album by King Curtis and was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in New Jersey. On Soul Meeting, King Curtis is accompanied by Nat Adderly (Cornet), Wynton Kelly, (Piano), Sam Jones (Bass) and Belton Evans (Drums). Nat and Wynton are supportive and offer up fine solos, and the rhythm section is solid, no matter which one is playing. "Soul Jazz" hadn't quite come on the scene yet, but King Curtis was laying a foundation down for it. Soul Meeting is said to be one of his best albums.

• 180g Vinyl
• Direct Metal Master
• Import
• Made in the E.U.

Nat Adderley, cornet
King Curtis, tenor sax
Wynton Kelly, piano
Sam Jones, bass
Belton Evans, drums

Side A:

1. Soul Meeting
2. Lazy Soul
3. All The Way
Side B:
1. Jeep's Blues
2. What Is This Thing Called Love?
3. Do You Have A Soul Now?

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