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Les McCann - Music to watch girls go by (1967)

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Published on Mar 14, 2011

(S. Ramin)
Les McCann - "Bucket o' Grease" album

Bass – Leroy Vinnegar
Drums – Booker T. Robinson
Guitar – Jimmy Georgantones*
Percussion – Aki Aleong, Joseph Torres, Ric Desilva, Ron Rich
Piano, Arranged By – Les McCann
Producer, Arranged By – Jerry Ross
Saxophone, Flute – Plas Johnson
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Lee Katzman
Vibraphone – Lynn R. Blessing*

A killer little set from Les McCann -- one of his greatest records of the 60s, thanks to a fair bit of Latin Soul influences! The album's got a groove that's much grittier than Les' other work -- a solid, soulful emphasis on bottom rhythms -- which are mostly in a boogaloo and shing-a-ling mode -- clearly Les McCann's nod to the Spanish Harlem scene at the time! The backings here are a bit fuller than usual for Les too -- and his trio with Leroy Vinnegar is augmented with lots of added percussion, plus vibes from Lynn Blessing, sax and flute from Plas Johnson, and trumpet from Lee Katzman.

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