Baby Face Willette

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Editorial Reviews The most detailed CD exploration yet into the early 1960s rise of Jazz organists featuring the greatest exponents of the genre: Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack McDuff, Booker T and many others. Includes the defining hits like “Walk On The Wild Side”, “I Got A Woman” and of course “Green Onion”. One of the greatest things about ...

Personnel Baby Face Willette – organ Grant Green – guitar Fred Jackson – tenor saxophone Ben Dixon – drums Tracklist: 1. Swingin’ at Sugar Ray’s – 6:35 2. Goin’ Down – 7:24 3. Whatever Lola Wants (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) – 7:21 4. Face to Face – 6:17 5. Something Strange – 6:42 6. High ‘N’ Low – 7:07 Bonus ...

Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette (September 11, 1933 – April 1, 1971) was a hard bop and soul-jazz musician most known for playing Hammond organ. It is unclear whether he was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, or New Orleans, Louisiana. Artist Biography by Steve Huey Highly underrated as a soul-jazz organist due in large part to a scanty discography, Baby Face ...

This two CD collection was originally released as part of Blue Note’s 60th Anniversary boxed set. Jimmy Smith, who was signed by Alfred Lion after he saw just one of Smith’s shows, sets the pace for this chronicle of the organ fever of soul jazz. Other great organists featured include John Patton, Larry Young, and Freddie Roach. Aggressive and funky, ...

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