Friday, December 4, 2009

I Can Deliver - Grady Tate

Not only was Grady Tate one bad-ass baritone and a world class jazz drummer, he was also the jivey voice behind many of my favorite Schoolhouse Rock songs. Naughty Number Nine anyone? That early cartoon exposure makes Tate my gateway vocalist into jazz appreciation. I'm not talking about regular boring jazz ( I consider most jazz esoterically bland). I'm specifically referring to "Soul Jazz" which is an entirely different kind of groovy beast. That's jazz more along the same caliber lines as Lou Rawls and Arthur Prysock. 
"I Can Deliver" is taken from Grady's third and final solo effort, 1969's "After The Long Drive Home". Enjoy! 


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