Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CD Reissue of the Month - "Cannonball Adderley: Big Man - The Legend of John Henry"

CD Reissue of the Month
"Cannonball Adderley's Big Man - The Legend of John Henry" (Fantasy/Real Gone Music RGM 0353) 1975/2015

Starring Joe Williams, Randy Crawford & Robert Guillaume
A Folk Musical with Music by Julian & Nat Adderley
Lyrics by Diane Lampert & Peter Farrow
Produced by Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley, Nat Adderley & David Axelrod
Recorded & Mixed by Jim Stern @ Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, CA)
Art Direction: Phil Carroll
Cover Art & Design: David Lance Goines

CD Reissue Produced by Gordon Anderson & Bill Kopp
CD Design & Liner Notes: Bill Kopp
Remastered by Joe Tarantino

Featuring: Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Jimmy Jones (piano), George Duke aka Dawilli Gonga (keyboards), Carol Kaye (electric bass), Walter Booker (acoustic bass), Roy McCurdy (drums), Airto Moreira (percussion, caxixis), King Errison (congas), Billy Fender & Don Peake (guitars), Allen DeRienzo, Oliver Mitchell & Oscar Brashear (trumpets), Dick Hyde & George Bohanon (trombones), Don Menza, Jay Migliori, Jackie Kelso & William Green (reeds) plus strings & chorus
Vocals: Joe Williams (John Henry), Randy Crawford (Carolina), Robert Guillaume (Jassawa), Judy Thames (Whore) and Lane Smith (Sheriff, Bull Maree)

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