From ‘Soul Station’ to ‘Memphis Soul Stew’ , we have mixed 18 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Hank Mobley’s Soul Station‘. “Next Stop : Soul Station” has Miles Davis, Bar-Kays, Les Brown, Jazz Crusaders and many more.
The Hard Bop Homepage: The unusual sound of Mobley’s tenor might very well come of this idea of dance. And it would take a man with a knowledge of dance music to pick as fine and unlikely an old song as Irving Berlin’s “Remember” to start his set with. (Monk, incidentally, also has a penchant for old Berlin tunes.)
Maceo Parker : It is almost impossible to separate which came first, Maceo or the funk. The amazing P-funk Parker has been at it with his legendary alto horn for some time dating back to the 1960’s. That’s when Maceo and his drummer brother Melvin climbed on board the James Brown funky soul funk train.
Rock Hall : King Curtis began doing session work for R&B and rock and roll artists in the mid-Fifties. One of his most memorable solos, and the one that sealed his reputation as a rock and roll sideman, appeared in the Coasters’ 1958 smash, “Yakety Yak.”
Lonnie Youngblood : In 1966, Lonnie met and hired a young guitarist, Jimmy James. He later became the world renowned Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix matched his sizzling guitar wits with Lonnie’s soaring saxophone as they worked clubs, such as Small’s Paradise, and on dozens of recording sessions,
allmusic : Joe Thomas will always be best known as the tenor soloist with Jimmy Lunceford’s Orchestra. He was originally an altoist playing with Horace Henderson but switched to tenor when he joined Stuff Smith’s group. As a star with Lunceford from 1933 until the leader’s death in 1947, Thomas had many short but often-memorable solos and took several vocals.
Titus Turner on Myspace : Turner and John also collaborated on the single “Leave My Kitten Alone,” subsequently covered by everyone from the Beatles to Elvis Costello. While recording for the King label in 1959, Turner scored his first hit with “The Return of Stag-O-Lee,” an answer song to the Lloyd Price classic “Stagger Lee”
SoulTracks : Most of the original members perished in a tragic accident on December 10, 1967. Otis Redding had just selected the group as his backup band. They were on their way to a concert in Madison Wisconsin when their plane crashed into Lake Manona…. Bassist James Alexander missed the plane trying to return a rental car.
Les Brown on Wikipedia : Les Brown and the Band of Renown performed with Bob Hope on radio, stage and TV for almost fifty years. They did 18 USO Tours for American troops around the world, and entertained over three million people. Before the Super Bowls were televised, the Bob Hope Christmas Specials were the highest-rated programs in television history. Tony Bennett was “discovered” by Bob Hope and did his first public performance with Les and the Band.