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Friday, March 11, 2022

Rockin' Sax And Rollin' Organ - Sam Taylor & Dick Hyman


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Rockin' Sax And Rollin' Organ
Sam (The Man) Taylor & Dick Hyman
MGM Records E3553

From the back cover: Sam (The Man) Taylor was born in Lexington, Tennessee in 1918... was raised in Gary, Indiana... attended Alabama State College... started instrumentalizing on the clarinet, but shifted to tenor sax, his speciality, while in college... got his start as a sideman in the band of Sherman (Scatman) Crothers, later appeared with the Cootie Williams and the Cab Calloway Orchestras... currently specializes  in TV and radio work, varying the routine with frequent appearances on the stage of theaters and night-clubs in the New York area.

MGM Albums by Sam (The Man) Taylor include:
E3492 - Music For Melancholy Babies
E3473 - Music With The Big Beat
E3380 - Out Of This World
E3292 - Blue Mist

Dick Hyman was born in New York City in 1927... graduated from Columbia College in 1948... free-lanced with many orchestras and singers... joined Benny Goodman in the maestro's European tour in 1950... currently on NBC staff as a conductor, pianist and organist, in addition to leading his own trio, famous to records fans through such MGM hits as "Theme From The Threepenny Opera"... has recorded with LeRoy Holmes, Joni James, Mary Mayo and a host of other stars in addition to producing his own hit recordings... Dick's trio has won the Cashbox Award (jukebox operators' trade magazine) several times.

MGM Long Playing Albums by Dick Hyman include:
E3537 - 60 All Time Great Songs - Volume 3 (piano)
E3536 - 60 All Time Great Songs - Volume 2 (piano)
E3535 - 60 All Time Great Songs - Volume 1 (piano)
E3494 - Hi Fi Suite (The Leonard Feather - Dick Hyman Orchestra)
E3483 - Red Sails In The Sunset (organ)
E3379 - Beside A Shady Rock (trio)
E3329 - The Unforgettable Sound Of The Dick Hyman Trio
E3280 - The Dick Hyman Trio Swings

(I'm Left With The) Blues In My Heart
Congo Mombo
Look Up
Around The Horn
Drummer Boy Blues (Parts 1 & 2)
The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)
Walk With Me
Chilo-E (Song Of The Swamp)
I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
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