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Friday, June 12, 2015

Modern Sound 1026

Dr. Feel Good
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The Johnny Hamlin Quintet featuring Marci Miller

Why Was I Born
The Johnny Hamlin Quintet
Featuring Marci Miller
Argo LP 4001
Recorded in June 1960, at Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago.
Personnel: Johnny Hamlin, accordion and piano; Art Mooshagian, trumpet and trombone; Charlie McFadden, tenor and baritone saxophones and flut; Bob Saravia, bass; Gary Frommer, drums.
Cover: Don Bronstein
Engineer: Ron Malo
Supervision: Jack Tracy

From the back cover: I first heard Johnny Hamlin about eight years ago when he was playing a gig at the Pla-Bowl, a night spot way south of Chicago's Loop. The Pla-Bowl was the place where Stan Kenton discovered the Four Freshmen, and was always a nice booking for small, integrated groups who appealed to young moderns. I'll always remember Johnny's first album for some small midwest company which was cut, of all places, in a bowling alley in Des Plaines! Some engineer had boasted of the acoustics in the lanes, and the session had come off quite well. Of course, the recording started after the last bowling fanatic and pinsetter had left for the night. – Mike Rapchak - Station WCFL, Chicago

Just Squeeze Me
Jumpin' Jack
Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Mighty Mike
I'm Shooting High
Li'l Darlin'
All Of You
Serenade In Blue
Why Was I Born
Strike Up The Band