Grady Tate – Movin’ Day (1974/2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Grady Tate – Movin’ Day (1974/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:14 minutes | 443 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Janus Records

Best known as an innovative drummer who helped to define a particular hard bop, soul jazz and organ trio sound during the mid-1960s, Grady Tate was also an accomplished vocalist. His drum sound can be heard on the classic Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery albums recorded on the Verve label in the 1960s. As a sideman he has also played with Lionel Hampton, Grant Green, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Lena Horne, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Blossom Dearie, Chris Connor, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Cal Tjader, Peggy Lee, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tom Rapp, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Stanley Turrentine, Charles Earland, Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, and Simon & Garfunkle. As a vocalist, Tate became popular as the voice behind many of the tunes in the Schoolhouse Rock series, including “I Got Six,” “Naughty Number Nine,” and “Fireworks.” Presented here is Tate’s classic 1974 album “Movin’ Day,” which showcases his prowess as a great vocalist, covering tunes from Van Morrison to Jimmy Cliff in his inimitable laid back style.

1. Moondance 04:15
2. Love Has No Pride 04:18
3. I Wouldn’t Have You Any Other Way 03:04
4. Movin’ Day 06:07
5. Sitting In Limbo 07:23
6. You’re a Lady 07:31
7. The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Do 06:36

Richard Tee, electric piano
Ron Carter, double bass
John Tropea, guitar
George Coleman, tenor saxophone
Jimmy Johnson Jr., drums
Montego Joe, percussion
Billy Butler, guitar
Elliot Randall, guitar
Joe Farrell, flute
Paul Griffin, electric piano
Gordon Edwards, double bass

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