Saturday, May 24, 2008

never enough rhodes - compilation #4





'Everybody Loves The Sunshine' - D'Angelo


'Superstition' - Ahmad Jamal


'Twenty Four' - Frank McComb

Continuing the series of Fender Rhodes jazz from the 70s, this time adding a few classics to the perhaps lesser known. Joe Zawinul's version of his composition "In a Silent Way" doesn't get enough play, and with the response to the live Herbie Hancock post, I thought I'd add his fantastic "Death Wish" theme.

Also two "special contemporary guests" this time - D'Angelo with his gorgeous downtempo take on Roy Ayers' "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", and Frank McComb with his almost-spooky channelling of Donny Hathaway in "Twenty Four".

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42 comments:

Mike said...

Excellent, have enjoyed all 3 of your comps so far, please keep them up!!!!!

ish said...

Thanks Simon. I don't know that D'Angelo version!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Mike - more to come :)

hi Ish - yes it's a great one isn't it, really held back ...

JAZZYPIER said...

Thank U Simon for this greateful post!
Amazing!
Pier

kung said...

Lovely compilation. I´m positive I will enjoy this one. Thanks a lot!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Jazzypier and kung.

Jazzypier - great that you guys are keeping the amazing My Favourite Sound open, sorry that you had those troubles there.
simon

E-mile said...

hi Simon 3x6,
congrats on the comp part 4!
really good choices, and what's more, excellent artwork (again:-)
That is a really funky keyboard there! I once bought the OST Death Wish CD for little money on a sale, but I wasn't too happy with it, I'll give it a spin once again, long time no hear. By the looks of this vol.4 that 70-75 jazzrockish thing is on it's way:-)
thanks mate!

Simon666 said...

Thanks e-mile - yeah I bought a "Death Wish" CD just for the title track that I've included here - some great orchestration from Mr Hancock, but the theme is the only killer track there :)

Simon666 said...

oh and here's a tracklist, in case anyone wants it in text :

01 d'angelo – everybody loves the sunshine (live)
02 astral traveling - lonnie liston smith
03 mystique - yusef lateef
04 sweet bite - george duke
05 wayne shorter's bossa nova - joe chambers
06 ocean of his might - michael longo
07 superstition - ahmad jamal
08 after the rain - frank strazzeri
09 leaves - pete jolly
10 naima - pucho&thelatinsoulbrothers
11 in a silent way - joe zawinul
12 death wish (main title) - herbie hancock
13 children of the night -hysear don walker
14 summer breeze - ramsey lewis
15 bananas - weldon irvine
16 universe - hampton hawes
17 twenty four - frank mccomb
18 harold vick - prayer

jaguar said...

Hi Simon.

Great bog.

Love the Rhodes compilations & the Renee Geyer.

Thanks for educating me.

Sly Hoax said...

The previews really sold me on this one. Sounds cool and sweet as a popsicle on a hot summer day.

alex said...

many thanks again simon.
really appreciated man!

Franklin Mint said...

I just stumbled upon your site. I'm also a fan of the Fender Rhodes and posted a similar compilation on my blog a while back.

Check it...

http://franklinmintblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/dont-shoot-electric-piano-player.html

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the comments guys.
Nice comp Franklin !
I actually already had "Muffin Man" lined up for the next rhodes comp, do you have any idea where that album may be found online? I've already got "The Kid" ..

slsmithsr said...

First time I've been here. Excellent site. Excellent post with a pedigree musicians.

Gianni said...

thanks simon!

Maro said...

Hey bro !

Another good comp', thanks..

Do you have the George Duke's inner source ? I'm searchin it for a while...

If yes, post it please !!!

thx

maro

Simon666 said...

Hi Maro, yes I do and i will, soon. Give me a few days ...

Simon666 said...

Hi again Maro -
George Duke's "Inner Source" is up now :)

Anne said...

I came across your blog while looking for some Donny Hathaway. Got one and posted a comment about what a great Fender Rhodes player he was - as well as being an unbelievable vocalist (I think I've been under a rock since the 70's) - how did he get under my radar?
A whole blog dedicated to the FR! I doff my cap to you - great site.
Many thanks.
Shuggiemac

Justice said...

thank u!!!!!!!

djangophile said...

Been looking for the Mike Longo track for a while, thank you so much. Superb taste!

Simon666 said...

Glad you enjoyed it djangophile, I'll be posting that Longo album soon, so keep a watch out :)

Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO said...

Your site is a treasure, I see I'll be here for hours and hours and hours in the coming weeks! THANK YOU!!!!!

hulaboy said...

I thank you!

Samuel said...

thanks again dude :)

don_ciccio said...

I have a 30+ hour drive starting tonight and I know your comps will get me through it! Thanks so much for compiling and sharing.

Anonymous said...

Please ekeep doing what you it do..you spread musical love!!!!

Amalgamah said...

Smooooooooth man! i´m loving it!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Thanks.

Absolutely Me said...

Ah YES! Today was a perfect Spring Day in the ATL, and I heard somebody playing "Everybody Loves The Sunshine," but a cover version... I asked the guy who it was and he said D'Angelo. So I went out to buy it from Amazon or iTunes or anywhere but it's not available. Yours is the first site I found it on. Thanks so much - keep groovin'!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!Very nice compilations

Anonymous said...

Great Music that I'd never have gotten to know without you. Thanks for your effort and passion!

Best Regards
Cal

Anonymous said...

The Rapidshare links say "file not found". Of course, the megaupload links are dead.

Simon666 said...

New link at the base of the post.

Anonymous said...

Hi Simon,

Thanks for the new link - great blog, great compilations.

Appreciate the effort.

Best regards,
Dave Aqua.


Simon666 said...

Thanks for the comment Dave, glad you're enjoying it :)

Ian Russell said...

Hi Simon 666,
thanks so much for the blog - I have been going crazy with so much wonderful music! Truly appreciate all the info and links, the compilations and above all your sure-fire taste.

Cookin'

Ian Russell

Simon666 said...

Glad you're enjoying it Ian :)

soulboy said...

I just downloaded a few of your comps. I'm shocked all killer killer cuts,wow,thank you very much.

Simon666 said...

No problems Soulboy :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you for your beautiful site, so much great music. I will have to take some time to explore all you've got here. Thanks again, very much!