Category: Vinyl? Check!

Vinyl? Check! #62: Ramsey Lewis – Mother Nature’s Son

I ran across this album with the tagline “Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Charles Stepney,” and I knew it was coming home with me. The project is a cover of tunes from The Beatles, The White Album but reintepreted by the rightfully highly acclaimed Staepney. Just beautiful! If you see this one out, I suggest you grab it

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Vinyl? Check! #59: Donny Hathaway – Valdez (Live at Newport)

Unfortunately I’ll never have the opportunity to hear Donny perform, but thankfully a recent record digging trip helped me to uncover some of his live musical magic. These Songs For You Live has a version of one of my favorite tunes, Valdez in the Country, but this version recorded in New York in 1973 is jazzier and funkier. Enjoy!

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