Saturday, 23 April 2011

Smiley Winters



Smiley Winters : Smiley Etc.
Arhoolie 8004/5.

Recorded at Sierra Sound Studios, Berkeley, California. March 1969.

The final, and possibly finest instalment from G.Raf. For now anyway, apparently there's more where this came from. Maybe some generous comments could make all the difference.

This is power jazz @ 200mph. Born in St Louis, and father of ten, William Richard takes charge of this heavy session. Connected to many of the Bay area jazz giants including Phaorah Sanders, John Handy and Roy Porter to name a few. He is joined by Bert Wilson on Sax, Barbara Donald Trumpet and Chris Amberger on Bass. It's a double lp, so there'll be 2 files. Check out "Two Trains" Dynamite !

14 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?i6qqwl753d0qa26

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?3sr9ztgdzsia681

yoyo said...

many thanks, really look forward to listening to this

freebones said...

this looks delicious. downloading now. much appreciated. thanks katonah and g.raf!

nick said...

whoa. Smiley indeed. The slower tones of 'love is enlightenment' are more to my tastes, but this is a raw one. Nice find! Thank you for this.

Reza said...

cheers guys, grabbiing it now :)

agmosk said...

Thank you. Big Smiley fan.

the jazzstronaut said...

Can't wait to get into this. Many thanks Katonah and G.Raf (too generous!!!)

boogieman said...

Thanks, sounds interesting. Funny it's on Arhollie which is better known as a roots music label than a jazz one.
By the way, I put a link to your blog on my blog. Would be pleased if you link too.
Cheers
Boogieman
http://theboogiemanwillgetya.blogspot.com/

ryanb said...

fantastic. thanks so much for this one! first track is a killer!!

pwr2thepeopleman said...

amazing

Bhowani said...

shame on me ! I was totally unwware of this great drummer !

but thanks to you katonah, you've made me discover a great album ! I love it ! Wow ! what an energy and drive ! Splendid !

katonah said...

Sure is a bit of a stormer, glad everybody liked it.

Tom said...

THANK YOU katonah! I've been diggin smiley winter ever since I discovered the amazing al tanner quintet
Many thanks for the true music