Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jimmy Takeuchi - R&B Drumming

Year : 1969
Label : Union
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Funk/Soul, Pop, Psychedelic

Professional drummer since 1948, Jimmy Takeuchi started in Nobuo Hara' Sharps & Flats. In the late 1950s, he played in a big band combo "Three Big Drummer" with George Kawaguchi & Hideo Shiraki. In the late sixties, joined the Kazuo Yashiro Trio, played with saxophonist Hidehiko Matsumoto and, in 1970, he was recruited by  Teddy Wilson. He also has played with Shoji Suzuki, Sadao Watanabe or Yuzuru Sera. An album of great cover songs, mixing Jazz Rock with Funk/Soul and  Rhythm&Blues standards from Stax or Atlantic recordings including titles as Otis Redding' The Dock Of The Bay, Supremes' Love Child, James Brown' I Got The Feelin' or Soulful Strut performed by Young-Holt Unlimited.

01. You Keep Me Hanging On
02. The Dock of The Bay
03. Green Onions
04. People
05. I Say a Little Prayer
06. Love Child
I Got The Feelin'
08. Hold On, I'm Coming
09. Soulful Strut 
10. Respect

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