24 August 2006

LONNIE SMITH - DRIVES






















And the organ groove rolls on with this date from Lonnie Smith for Blue Note in 1970.Ever the arbiter of style Lonnie hadn't got to his turban phase at the time of this recording and instead can be seen sporting a rather natty white cap on the cover.The music is very much of the times too with the addition of a couple of hits from the period-"Twenty Five Miles" and "Spinning Wheel" with a Miles Davis cover "Seven Steps to Heaven" a Smith original"Psychedelic Pi"and -guess what ? A rocking version of "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf"which rounds of a great set of 70s funky hammond grooves.Ronnie Cuber is on baritone as well ...so it's just got to be great!!!

7 comments:

magnum said...

lush, nice orrrgan music ,blinding cover ......how's it hanging

xmnr0x23 said...

Lonnie Smith it is :) Thanks again!!!!

bacoso said...

Hey thought you might like that cover-Lonnie in ultimate gears!!!Meeting the usual suspects at carnival on sunday and staying up for a caining session in the evening-can you make it for a beer or ten? Give you a bell tomorrow .

avocado kid said...

Awesome! Lonnie is THE MAN.

organman said...

How do you tag your files? When I get them, there are none.

Mr. Wiggles said...

"Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

are you sure these are the right tracks?

bacoso said...

mr. wiggles-I am 100% sure these are the right tracks.Would you care to elaborate any further on your comment ?