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Spider Burks Presents Leo's Five

LP (Item 11424) LG, Early 60s — Condition: Very Good-
$29.99 ...

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(€23.99 || £18.98 || ¥3515) (approx.)
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Fairly obscure record of an excellent little small combo that made its name in East St. Louis in the early part of the 60's. The group was managed and fronted by Leo Gooden, a club owner and singer in the city at the time, who sings on a number of the tracks on the LP. His style's sort of that deep baritone male jazz style that was popular at the time, and isn't that special, but the real treat on here are the instrumental tracks on the LP, which have a good lounge jazz feel, and a nice relaxed vibe. Most of the group are relative unknowns, probably established players in the small club scene around East St Louis, like Kenny Rice, Larry Protho and Don James, plus a young Hammiet Bluiett on leave from the Navy – and the record label took the time to add tenor great Fred Jackson to the photos on the sleeve,though he doesn't play on this side. Lots of these are original, with titles like "Tippin", "Cookin' With Chezie Mae", "Minor Over Matter", and "Mop Water". (Cover has wear, some splitting and tape on the seams, rippling along the opening, some stains, a couple of peeled spots, and some pen scribbles on the back.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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