The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums & More Earl Van Dyke
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- 1Someday We'll Be Together03:37
- 2Rainy Night In Georgia03:41
- 3Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin05:39
- 4Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye03:25
- 5Wichita Lineman03:56
- 6The Flick04:14
- 7Cissy Strut05:00
- 8Stand By Me05:00
- 9My Cherie Amour04:35
- 10Fuschia Moods04:16
- 11The Stingray05:21
- 12The Whip-A-Rang04:59
- 13Runaway Child, Running Wild03:15
- 14Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got03:33
- 15Fever In The Funk House03:21
- 17Greedy Green02:37
- 18Up On Your Feet03:11
- 19Too Busy Thinking About My Baby02:58
- 20Ode To Benny B.03:22
Info for The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums & More
The 2012 double album collection devoted to the works of Motown session keyboardist (and Funk Brother extraordinaire) Earl Van Dyke. Originally, some of the Hitsville studio musicians would be „allowed“ to cut soulful Blues and Jazz tracks for the company's Workshop Jazz label, as long as they handled the regular gig, cutting hits on the Hitsville U.S.A. assembly line. By 1964, however, Workshop Jazz was dead.
Motown made good on their promise, somewhat, giving Earl Van Dyke a rare opportunity in the spotlight by issuing in his name a single and a subsequent LP, That Motown Sound. Earl's artistic disappointment belies the gems contained within those vocal-less Motown hits and the additional bonus tracks from Motown's vaults that comprise Disc One of this set.
James Jamerson, bass (tracks: 1-20, 2-1 to 2-12) Tony Newton, bass (tracks: 1-20) Bob Cousar, drums (tracks: 1-20) Uriel Jones, drums (tracks: 2-12) Robert White, guitar (tracks: 1-20) Earl Van Dyke, keyboards (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12) Earl Van Dyke, organ (tracks: 1-20, 1-20) Eddie 'Bongo' Brown, percussion, congas (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12) Eli Fontaine, saxophone (tracks: 1-20) George Benson, saxophone (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12) Jack Ashford, vibraphone, tambourine (tracks: 1-20)
Earl Van Dyke
a veteran of the late '50s and early '60s Chitlin' Circuit, Earl migrated to Motown in late 1962 after having toured with Aretha Franklin and Lloyd ('Mr. Personality') Price. Within no time, the musical sophistication and aggressive keyboard style he brought with him made Earl an integral part of 'The Motown Sound.' Hitsville's Steinway often had to be reconditioned after Earl played on a session because of the passion and force with which he attacked the keys.
Arrangers and producers looked upon him as a hub through which they could convey their ideas to Hitsville's studio musicians. Motown's management viewed him as the unofficial bandleader because - apart from his talent as a keyboardist - he always knew where to find the Funk Brothers and get them into the studio. This was no small feat when trying to control James Jamerson, Benny Benjamin and some of the Funk Brothers' other more 'colorful' personalities. When Motown's 'Golden Era' ended in Detroit, Earl hooked up with Freda ('Band Of Gold') Payne and toured the world with her throughout the remaining years of the 1970s before returning home to teach music in the Detroit public school system.
Born: Detroit, MI in the early 1930s (died 1992)
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