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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cannonball Adderley Quintet- DOWN IN BLACK BOTTOM

I figured this was a good time to insert one of my favorite beginners (songs that I start a set with). This track from 1970's "The Price You Gotta Pay To Be Free" features Cannonball's brother Nat Adderley on guitar and vocals. It starts with his slow deep funky guitar and backbeat, talkin about how a one way ticket is the best thing you can get in Black Bottom. Then it dissolves into a back woods Wednesday night prayer meetin (not in the mingus way) where he hands it over to god and the live (studio) audience, sayin "that's why every sunday I pray that the lord will find some way to help some folks less fortunate than me." That shit is so right I want to cry every time I hear it. The production by David Axelrod is (as always) impeccable and so fucking rich you feel right at home.

Cannonball Adderley Quintet featuring Nat Adderley Jr- "Down in Black Bottom"

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