This mix opens with violins and cellos, then Joe Sample’s keys weave through Al McKay’s tasty guitar licks. Recorded in 1972 at Devonshire Studios in Hollywood, California, my partners and I: Ron Brown, Bobby W Boyer, and William S Davidson put together an amazing ensemble of Los Angeles’ musical talent. Ron Brown did the lion’s share of the work from the inside, he was a working, studio, Fender Bassman, sometimes working three, three-hour gigs in a single day. Ron hired first-rate keyboardist, Joe Sample (of ‘Jazz’ Crusaders) fame. They worked many gigs together. Also from the Crusaders, Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson, and possibly, Larry Carlton (uncertainty because of lost records.)*Al McKay, from The 103rd Street Watts Band (partly managed by the disgraced, comedian Bill Cosby)to Earth, Wind & Fire, to The Al McKay All Stars. *FYI Ron Brown, Bobby Boyer and I did some recordings with Al McKay in the 60s. Also, the amazing, first-call, Los Angeles guitarist/musician, Dean Parks was there playing an acoustic, Martin guitar. Altogether there were around two-dozen players: rhythm-section, strings, horns, keys etc. etc. etc. Glenn Pace was the principal engineer.
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Review is from the author of the book: WHAT IT WAS, Growing Up When The Music Mattered, by James Pagliasotti.
“William Carbone is a classic American troubadour whose songs can evoke pain and passion, like My So Called Life, a blues sung to the accompaniment of his soulful guitar work, which comes from the dark night of the soul, where others, like his sophisticated composition I Know the Way with the great pianist Joe Sample and an all-star lineup, bring a sense of joy and exhilaration. He covers a lot of ground with the range of his material, but his work consistently takes a hard, clean cut at telling the tale and playing the melodies of this life we’re living. Do yourself a favor and listen to a talent at work.” Purchase James’ book here: www.amazon.com/What-Was-Growing-…&format=4&depth=1
Source by William “Bill” Carbone