In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Saturday, February 1, 2014

MACH II

RHODA SCOTT - MACH 2
LP Barclay       France, 1971

Rhoda Scott - sometimes referred to as the Barefoot Princess because she plays the pedals of her Hammond barefoot - is an American jazz organist who made a career playing in Europe.  She has lived in France since '68.
Her output is rather large and somewhat uneven.  Her LPs are often plagued by tepid covers of hits of the day.  However, when she gets to it, she can be pretty good.
This session recorded in France in 1974 with Joe Thomas (aka The Ebony Godfather), on flute and tenor sax, and Cees Kranenburg (drums) ranks among her better LPs.  JoeThomas deserves special credit for his often inspired and funky flute work.

My favorite tracks are the Joe Thomas' composition Fire & Brimstone, Jeremy (co-written by Rhoda Scott and Joe Thomas) and Blues at the Bilboquet which is really cooking!.
  

Tracklisting

1.         Splanky
2.         Mach II           
3.         Fire And Brimstone
4.         Jeremy
5.         Delilah
6.         Blues At The Bilboquet


(Album never re-issued on CD)


10 comments:

  1. http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/47VUYYPG/RS_Mach2.rar_links

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  2. Thanks, boogieman. I've got a few Rhoda Scott albums but not this rarity.

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  3. This is awesome. Thanks boogie :)

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  4. dank je BM! oh heavenly hammond, this miss Scott LP is new to me.
    Take note: I will make a new How To Hammond post soon over at E-mile Says [:-)

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  5. hi BM, 'kwilgeen muggenzifter zijn, maarrrr issut 1971 of 1974? [:-)
    And sometimes her renditions of populair tunes "of the day" are still better and more soulful than the originals, ha! But then again, I always have had a soft spot for cover versions on a big humming Hammnond....

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  6. 'K weet het ook nie ... 71 on the label, 74 on the sleeve ...

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  7. Lord says that it was recorded on October 1, 1971.

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    1. If tthe Lord says so, let's praise the Lord! Amen!

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