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Brother John Sellers Sings Blues & Folk Songs (Audio CD)

Brother John Sellers Sings Blues & Folk Songs
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I purchased this CD while reading the book Rhythm is my Beat , a bio about Freddie Greene(written by his son Alfred Greene), the great Basie and definitive acoustical guitarist who drove the band --often felt but not heard well on records until recording techniques caught up. That is another story and review for another day. See my review of the book which was a great read for my interests. The book talked about a mid1950s session that John Hammond put together on the fly using the Basie rhythm section when Brother John walked in either for an audition or demo. The session was simply a great live performance in the studio--the way great jazz still is. It was released as is. Brother John was part blues, part gospel, part folk and with perhaps a more citified voice--full and articulate-- similar to Josh White Sr. He apparently had a long and prosperous career recording and becoming involved with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe as a vocalist or composer. The music here is quite...Read more

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I purchased this CD while reading the book Rhythm is my Beat , a bio about Freddie Greene(written by his son Alfred Greene), the great Basie and definitive acoustical guitarist who drove the band --often felt but not heard well on records until recording techniques caught up. That is another story and review for another day. See my review of the book which was a great read for my interests. The book talked about a mid1950s session that John Hammond put together on the fly using the Basie rhythm section when Brother John walked in either for an audition or demo. The session was simply a great live performance in the studio--the way great jazz still is. It was released as is. Brother John was part blues, part gospel, part folk and with perhaps a more citified voice--full and articulate-- similar to Josh White Sr. He apparently had a long and prosperous career recording and becoming involved with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe as a vocalist or composer. The music here is quite...Read more
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