21 December 2006

DUKE PEARSON - MERRY OLE SOUL






















Bah Humbug - here's my only concession to the festive season.Bombarded with shite Christmas songs from all directions (Take That AND Cliff Richard-what a double whammy for complete bollocks this year.One old c**t against five young but even bigger c**ts - tis the season to be utterly despondent if you are within a mile of a radio etc)
But Ho Ho Ho here's Duke striking back with a jazz Christmas Cracker.Yes it sounds like it should be crap-but it aint!!!
Duke pulls in Bob Cranshaw,Mickey Roker,and Airto for a selection of festive tunes and a very fine spin he puts on them too.The concept appears to be hokey as hell but the reinterpretations are cliche free and have some great moments.As I said I hate Christmas music(if i hear that bloody Slade record again I will pay for someone to shoot Noddy's fucking nuts) but this is really very good.
Ripped from Duke's Mosaic Select set at 256.
Seasons Greetings from Orgy In Rhythm.

9 comments:

benperry.net said...

thanks! (your blog is my fave)

manuel3 said...

A BLESSED CHRISTMAS 2 U SIR!!! Thank u 4 all ur work...this blog slams!!!

Andy said...

Whoa! This one's hard to find! You're always coming up with the surprises.

pastyhead said...

ho ho ho ....my hanson :)

Pekis said...

Hello, Shakespeare :)

Could you please re-up "Salt Song" from Stanley Turrentine ?

I'm also desperately lookin' for
- "Nightwings" (1977)
- "West side Highway" (1977)
- "The Man with the Sad Face" (1976)
(also from Stanley Turrentine)

Thanks, anyway !

Juan said...

thanks for your hard work!

Michael said...

Thanks a lot! As you said, wary of christmas albums too but this was a nice listen, actually played it several times over and really some neat takes on the songs.

eff said...

01 DEC 2010 and the link is still alive - Thank you dear sir !

missing SFRP and hope it returns soon

esstee said...

Any chance of a little Christmas cheer here in mid-Dec 2010 with a repost of the link to this? Make my Christmas merry! :^)

Cheers.