Since Christmas and New Years fell on a Thursday, this 'Fro Back Friday' will have to suffice!
Back in the day I was part of a cool soul band based in Denver, that played the US Midwest, taking us to places such as Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, and the Colorado circuit including Denver, Vail, Aspen, Colorado Springs, and the like.
There were some great players in this band, most of whom have gone on to stellar careers in music, or elsewhere...
Lead singers were Carl Carwell (continued on with Earth Wind and Fire, etc); bassist/ vocalist Ralph Beechum (became a pastor); and Clarence Cage (drummer/singer and entrepreneur). Steve Sykes played guitar and was a budding audio engineer at that time (he went on to dominate the LA session scene on guitar and eventually with his own studio); RT Bolden played tenor sax (and drove half the band to gigs in his purple Cadillac); and Al Campbell, who played keys and lends his voice-over to Who's Gonna Take The Weight.
These tracks were recorded in a little studio in Kansas City when I was right out of high school- that's me on trumpet as you must have guessed.
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