egroj world: Freddie McCoy • Greens & Beans
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lunes, 3 de julio de 2017

Freddie McCoy • Greens & Beans

Biography: by Steve Huey
Soul-jazz vibraphonist Freddie McCoy was never a hit with the critics, spending most of his time laying down coolly funky grooves and covering contemporary R&B and pop tunes (or doing original material in a similarly accessible vein). However, his albums later became underground collector's items among acid jazz and rare-groove enthusiasts. McCoy started out with Johnny "Hammond" Smith in 1961, then signed with Prestige and cut his first album, Lonely Avenue, in 1963. Over the next five years, McCoy cut seven albums for the label, highlighted by 1965's Spider Man, 1967's Beans and Greens, and 1968's Listen Here. His groups usually featured pianist/organist Joanne Brackeen, in some of her first work after temporarily retiring to raise her family. McCoy later recorded for the small Buddah subsidiary Cobblestone, debuting with Gimme Some!, a circa-1971 jazz-funk session featuring some trippy electric piano work. However, the label was short-lived, and McCoy disappeared from jazz after its demise.

1. Beans 'N' Greens [McCoy]
2. Tony's Pony [McCoy]
3. A Whiter Shade of Pale [Brooker/Reid]
4. I Was Made to Love Her [Cosby/Hardaway/Moy/Wonder]
5. You Keep Me Hangin' On [Dozier/Holland,/Holland]
6. Take My Love (And Shove It Up Your Heart) [McCoy]
7. 6th Avenue Stroll [McCoy]
8. Makin' Whoopee [Donaldson/Kahn]
9. Doxy [Rollins]

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1967:
I Was Made To Love Her / Keep Me Hanging On / A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Take My Love (And I Shove It Up Your Heart) / Tony's Pony
Freddie McCoy (vib)
Wilbur Buscomb, Edward Williams (tp)
JoAnne Brackeen (p)
Dave Blume (org)
Wally Richardson (g)
Joseph Macho (el-b)
Ray Lucas (d)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 4, 1967:
Beans 'N' Greens / Doxy / Makin' Whoopee / 6th Avenue Strole
Freddie McCoy (vib)
JoAnne Brackeen (p) Dave Blume (org)
Don Payne (el-b)
Ray Lucas (d)

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