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vrijdag 19 oktober 2012

Van Morrison and King Pleasure,s Moody,s Mood

Mooie foto van Van Morrison uit het begin van zijn solo carriere. Dit prachtige album van King Pleasure was waarschijnlijk erg belangrijk voor Van ,wat zeker op het album Astral Weeks goed is te horen.Van Morrison zou het nummer Moody,s Mood For Love pas in 1993 zelf op de plaat zetten,op het album Too Late In Exile.

King Pleasure Moody,s Mood
King Pleasure (March 24, 1922 - March 21, 1981) was a jazz vocalist and an early master of vocalese, where a singer sings words to a famous instrumental solo.
Born as Clarence Beeks in Oakdale, Tennessee, he moved to New York City in the mid-1940s and became a fan of bebop music. King Pleasure first achieved popularity by singing the Eddie Jefferson vocalese classic "Moody's Mood for Love," based on a James Moody saxophone solo to "I'm in the Mood for Love" in 1949. Pleasure's recording in 1952 is considered a jazz classic

James Moody's original instrumental version of I'm In the Mood For Love, which later became known as Moody's Mood For Love

Van Morrison- Moody,s Mood For Love (album Too Long In Exile)
VanMorrison -Lead Vocal   Georgie Fame -Hammond Organ/Vocals    Ronnie Johnson -Guitar
Nicky Scott - Bass    Geoff Dunn-Drums     Teena Lyle-Vibes/Vocals

 Symphony Sid (King Pleasure/Lester Young)Excellent Jazz performance by Van and his band of Symphony Sid in Donostia Spain 1999. Van Morrison-Vocals ,Richie Buckley - Sax, Alec Dankworth - Bass  ,
Matt Holland -Trompet, Johnny Scott -Guitar/Vocals ,Geraint Watkins - Keyboards  bobby Irwin - Drums
 Originally recorded by Van on the "How long has this been going on" Van Morrison with Georgie Fame & friends album/cd.

zondag 14 oktober 2012


 Mooie opname van mijn FB vriend Vincent Lyons van Bill Wyman en zijn bandje.Kon er helaas niet bijzijn dus ben ik erg blij met deze opname, Vincent,Thanks!!!

'Don't Know Why',

 Bill Wyman about the band "The whole idea behind the band was to play music that we love and I think you can hear and feel that on our records. Playing live, doing gigs, means everybody in the band does it for the same reasons as I do; to have a good time and send the crowd home with smiles on their faces"

 Mary Wilson (of the Supremes) -- vocals
Beverley Skeete - vocals
Bill Wyman -- bass, vocals
Terry Taylor - guitar
Graham Broad -- drums
Nick Payn - saxophone
Frank Mead - saxophone
Geraint Watkins - keyboard
Georgie Fame -- Hammond organ, vocals