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Bill Leslie • Diggin' The Chicks

Bill Leslie (1925-2003)
Leslie attended Media High School and graduated as an electrician at the outbreak of the Second World War. He took his military service from the US Army in Fort George G. Meade from 1943 onwards. Because of an eye disease, he was released from the army in 1944 and visited the Landis School of Music in West Philadelphia until 1948. He began his professional career as a musician in the late 1940s; In the following decade, he was part of the band of Louis Jordan, with whom he performed in clubs in Las Vegas, the Apollo Theater in Harlem and Smalls' Paradise, as well as in the TV show Your Hit Parade.In the 1960s he played with recordings of Larry Young (Groove Street), Thornel Schwartz (soul cookin), Sweden with Don Gardner, Dee Dee Ford and Freda Payne. At Argo Records, he released Diggin 'the Chicks, his only album under his own name, in 1962, with Ben Tucker, Art Taylor, Thornel Schwartz and Tommy Flanagan. In the field of jazz, he was involved in five recording sessions between 1962 and 1965. [2] At the end of the 1960s, he directed an organ trio. In the early 1980s, Leslie was the first chairman of the Philadelphia Clef Club, a jazz club in the 13th Street corner of Washington Avenue. In later years he was a church musician in Sellersville and performed Duke Ellington's Sacred Music.

A1 Good Night Irene 5:20
A2 Angel Eyes 4:45
A3 Madge 4:30
A4 Margie 4:25
B1 Lonely Woman 4:45
B2 Got A Date With An Angel 5:20
B3 Rosetta 5:30

Tenor Saxophone, Saxello – Bill Leslie
Piano – Tommy Flanagan
Bass – Ben Tucker
Drums – Arthur Taylor
Guitar – Thornel Schwartz

Supervised By – Esmond Edwards
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Recorded October 19, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Label: Argo Records ‎– LP-710
Released: 1962

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5 comentarios:

  1. Leslie's solo on "Talkin' About JC" on "Groove Street" is a thing of beauty.


  2. Hello,

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  3. Muito obrigado amigo brasileiro em um momento libertar a sua música. Espero que o tradutor fez a tradução correta. Saudações.

    1. Por nada :)
      tradcucción correcta si

      Saludos desde Brasil