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Sunday, January 30, 2022

One More Time - Wild Bill Davis


African Waltz

One More Time
Wild Bill Davis at The Organ
Cover Photo: Decca Photography Studio - Hal Buksbaum
Coral Records CRL 57417

From the back cover: The trio sound (Bill on organ; Grady Tate, drums; Calvin Newborn, guitar) is featured on April In Paris, Canadian Sunset, On A Slow Boat To China and Hawaiian War Chant. An outstanding Latin rhythm section was added on Lisbon Antiqua, Poor People Of Paris, Brazil and Arrivederci Roma. Singapore, Bill's particular favorite of this album, and Manhattan were beautifully enhanced with the sound of the tympani, the subtle tones of Paul Gonzales' tenor saxophone, Les Spann's flute and Janet Putnam's harp... Midnight In Moscow and African Waltz showcase the trio abetted by the sounds of the harp, tenor saxophone and tympani.

From Billboard - August 11, 1962: The swinging organ work of Wild Bill Davis makes this a lively set that could sell across three markets, pop, R&B and jazz. He is backed by Grady Tate on drums and Calvin Newborn on guitar on most of the sides, a Latin rhythm section on others. But it's Davis's organ that sparks the record, which features such fine evergreens as "April In Paris," "Canadian Sunset," "Lisbon Antiqua," "Midnight In Moscow" and "African Waltz."

April In Paris
Canadian Sunset
On A Little Street In Singapore
Lisbon Antiqua
Midnight In Moscow
Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)
The Poor People Of Paris
On A Slow Boat To China
Arrivederci Roma (Goodbye To Rome)
African Waltz

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