Please identify this swingin' instrumental oldie!

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  1. Greg_S_H

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    I've been hearing this lately on an internet radio station and it's one of the few they don't identify. The station only plays '50s and '60s music, so it's in that era (not that I need to tell you that once you hear it). The most identifiable part is around 55 seconds, I imagine.

    I hope somebody knows because this is killer and I want to own it and I want more like it! [​IMG]
     
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    A friend of mine knew, so I'm taking down the file. It was Cozy Cole's Topsy, Part 2. Enjoy:
     
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    The song title is just "Topsy." That particular recording (and title) is just one of many, and to be honest, it is rather weak. If it is the drum solo you like, I'd recommend looking up some Louie Bellson, as well as many other far more exciting and interesting drummers.

    FWIW, probably my favorite recording of "Topsy" is found on THIS album. Definitely scaled back from the Cole version.

    I just listened to DH's version of Topsy and talk about swinging. It may be more subtle than Cole, but you'll never hear a group swing better than on that one.
     
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    I mainly like the organ. It gives it a nice Halloween feel. I'm not a total neophyte when it comes to this era's jazz or pop. I just hadn't run across this particular track.
     
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    That's funny, because the Hammond (at least that's what it sounds like) pretty much ruins it for me.
     
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    I like the organ also.
     
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    In the video, the juxtaposition of the organ and the bellydancing is just wacky! [​IMG]
     
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    I've never liked a Hammond B-3 in anything... I don't know why, I just don't.

    Not even in Sinatra's That's Life.
     
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    I agree with Aaron. I also tend to agree with Mike, with the exception of Deep Purple, who did wonders in a way nobody would have ever expected.
     
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    A Hammond ain't too shabby in the hands (and knife!) of Keith Emerson, either.



    (Speaking of wacky!)
     
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    I could only hope those knife wounds were fatal...for the Hammond. [​IMG]
     
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    Please don't use my thread to attack a perfectly awesome instrument. [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry, Greg.



    I didn't do it though. It was that stinkin' Keith Emerson! I always said he was bad news...
     
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    So, are you fellows alleging that you don't enjoy Arthur Brown's "Fire?" Shocking.



    Do y'all like the Fender Rhodes? I won't even know what to say if the answer is no. [​IMG]
     
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    It's a Crazy World where otherwise sane gents like Mike will madmouth Hammond organs. . .
     
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    Hey! [​IMG]

    Some people like chocolate, while others like vanilla. I always thought this was a place where people could agree to disagree... [​IMG]

    To my ears, Hammond B-3 = cheesy.

    And, if I didn't know better...I'd say Greg was trying to bait me with that Arthur Rhodes question. [​IMG] Next thing you know, he'll be putting up some Doors, Light My Fire. [​IMG]
     
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    Arthur Rhodes is a baseball player. He never had his own Crazy World!
     
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    I am interested in the Fender Rhodes question, though, Mike. Do you like it alright? I'm sure you are familiar with it, but here's a nice example:



    Or this more familiar song:
     
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    I'm laughing uncontrollably about my having intermixed Arthur Brown & Fender Rhodes into Arthur Rhodes! [​IMG] Arthur Rhodes wasn't even that good of a pitcher! But he had a menacing look on the mound.

    I'm okay with the Fender Rhodes sound. I actually have a fair amount of Gap Mangione & Bob James in my LP collection. It's pretty limited, however. Nothing will ever replace the sound of acoustic piano. Does the electric piano still get much use these days? It seems like a sound stuck in the late '70s/early '80s. [​IMG]

    I noted with sadness that Gerry Niewood...a saxophonist with both Gap & his brother Chuck (and many others)...was on that plane that crashed in Buffalo last week.
     
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    I don't like the Doogie Howser sound.
     

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