Soul Fantasy

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Michael Henderson - Goin' places 1977

Vocalist/bassist Michael Henderson has enjoyed successful careers as a player and performer. He moved from Yazoo City, Mississippi to Detroit in the early '60s, and was a session player. As a 13-year-old, Henderson played bass with the Fantastic Four, Detroit Emeralds, Billy Preston, and other Motown acts in 1964 and 1965. He later toured with Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin before joining Miles Davis. Henderson played and toured with Davis for seven years. When he met drummer/producer Norman Connors, Henderson pitched him some songs. Connors recorded "Valentine Love" on his Saturday Night Special LP, featuring Henderson with Jean Carne. This was his vocal debut, and it reached number ten on the R&B chart. Henderson wrote two other hits for the LP, "We Both Need Each Other" and "You Are My Starship," which peaked at number four. Those successes landed Henderson his own Buddah deal in 1976. He recorded the first solo album in 1976 entitled “Solid” on the same label. The next year he recorded the second album on Buddah records entitled “Goin’ places”. From this album I have chosen two tracks entitled "Goin' places" and "Won't you be mine". Solo sax by Eli Fontaine. Produced by Michael Henderson.

Michael Henderson - Goin' places 1977 (sample)

Michael Henderson - Wont you be mine 1977 (Sample)

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

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