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viernes, 17 de marzo de 2017

Dan Papaila • Positively!

A San Diego based jazz guitarist whose roots are firmly planted in the blues, Dan honed his bluesy style playing with the likes of R&B legends Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Big Joe Turner, Plas Johnson, and Johnny “Hammond” Smith.
At age 16 Dan was given $60 by his mother to acquire a guitar from a local pawn shop. Within two years he was working in local pop groups. It was around 1970 that Dan familiarized himself with the work of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell and George Benson. He also became close friends with another jazz guitarist from Omaha, Billy Rogers; they studied together for several years before Rogers’ untimely death in 1987. His Los Angeles years found Dan working the black club circuit with various trios. “Nearly all the clubs on the South side of Wilshire Boulevard had Hammond B-3 organs,” he recalls. “I played lots of R&B with Billy Larkin, Cleanhead Vinson and Big Joe Turner.” In 1976 Dan began what would become a definitive association: he started working with the organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith. The Hammond Smith years found Dan playing the "Chitlin Circuit". Later, Dan traveled to Las Vegas in 1981 and played the Nevada circuit for a couple of years. Then it was back to the blues, co-leading an R&B fusion group with Tower Of Power keyboardist Roger Smith in Sacramento before the move to San Diego. Since then he has enjoyed success locally and on the jazz festival circuit.".
..Leonard Feather

DAN PAPAILA, guitar;
JOHNNY HAMMOND SMITH, Hammond B -3 organ;
RICKEY WOODARD, tenor saxophone;
TOMMY AROS, percussion

1. Loverman Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez 5:02
2. Prisms Dan Papaila 6:22
3. Things Ain't What They Used To Be* Duke Ellington 4:50
4. When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge 5:28
5. Rush Hour Dan Papaila 4:56
6. Positively* Plas Johnson 4:13
7. That's The Way Of The World Earth, Wind & Fire 6:39
8. VeraCruz** Milton Nacimento 5:02

Recorded live to DAT 11 FEBRUARY 1992 at SAGE & SOUND STUDIO, HOLLYWOOD, CA.

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