Happy Birthday Les McCann. ‘Yes! McCann’

This day (September 23, 1935), in Lexington, Kentucky, is born Les McCann, an American soul jazz piano player and vocalist .

Digest Tracklist :

Morning Song (1989) . The Theme . Billy Taylor Meets Mccann . w/ His Magic Band – Just Like Magic (1983) . w/ Eddie Harris – Live In Ghana (1971) . w/ Eddie Harris – Compared To What (1969) .

Tracklist :

Burnin’ Coal . Boo-Go-Loo . Watermelon Man . Sunny . Go On And Cry . Compared To What . Que Rico . Sometimes I Cry . Guantanamera . Falling In Love With Love .


Recorded on February 5–12, 1962, Stormy Monday, also known as Id Rather Drink Muddy Water, is the debut album of Lou Rawls, backed by the Les McCann trio. >>

Swiss Movement by Eddie Harris & Les McCann Trio is a live album recorded on June 21, 1969 at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. >>


[1993] Aretha Franklin is with Lou Rawls plus Les McCannat the White House in Washington, DC to tape a special TV program for Public Television. >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1970] Les McCann and Eddie Harris are in Ghana with Carlos Santana, Ike and Tina Turner, Booker T & The MGs, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett and others for a special film project. >> 3 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1988] Art Blakey, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Watson, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Dianne Reeves, Don Pullen, George Adams, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Les McCann, Lou Rawls, Mulgrew Miller, Robin Eubanks, Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams and many more. They all perform at Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival 89 with Blue Note in Japan >> 123 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2004] Les McCann is at Festivalgelände in Wiesen, Austria >> 8 MINUTES on RVM >>


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Happy Birthday Les McCann. ‘Yes! McCann’


Wikipedia : This day (September 23, 1935), in Lexington, Kentucky, is born Les McCann, an American soul jazz piano player and vocalist .

Les McCann : In 1960, McCann was signed to the L.A.-based Pacific Jazz label owned by producer Nick Venet, who recognized Les signature soul groove style that mothered an entire movement of back-to-the-roots jazz. McCann became the label’s top-selling artist, debuting with Plays the Truth (1960).

@ allmusic : McCann switched to Limelight during 1965-1967 and then signed with Atlantic in 1968. After the success of Swiss Movement, McCann emphasized his singing at the expense of his playing and he began to utilize electric keyboards, notably on 1972’s Layers.

@last.fm : His last release, On the Soul Side (MusicMasters 1994), featured his Magic Band and once again reunited him with Eddie Harris and Lou Rawls. As if a lifetime of musical success is not enough, Les’ creations go beyond the keys.

@Discogs :

Photo : Les McCann’s Art



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