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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Willy Bridges - Riverside drive 1977

Willy Bridges has been contributing to the field of entertainment for many years. He was a member of several bands such as: Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Lloyd Price, and a host of others. He has recorded with several artists such as Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr. and Sonny & Cher, just to name a few, including our group Gladys Knight and The Pips. His record speaks for itself. He is definitely one of our world’s finest. He recorded one solo album. This album was recorded at Sigma Sound in 1977 and released on Buddah Records. Great musicians, helped Willy Bridges, such as Leon Pendarvis, Horace Otts and Kenny Williams on piano, Cornell Dupree and Jeff Mironov on guitars, Anthony Jackson and Wilbur Bascomb on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Seldon Powell on sax and Garnett Brown on trombone. Strings by Irving Spice & Co.
I chose a great instrumental entitled "Riverside drive". Composed by himself and Ivy G.Hunter. Produced by Ivy G.Hunter.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

In other instrumentals arranger was David Van De Pitte. David Van De Pitte, the arranger who helped Marvin Gaye take jazz, soul and the rumblings of the counter-culture and turn it into the genius of "What's Going On," died on Aug. 9 of cancer. The arranger, composer and music director, a longtime Metro Detroiter, was 68.

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