Soul Fantasy

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dewey Jeffries - This is for you 1981 Lp

Dewey Jeffries was born on August 9, 1940 in Cleveland and grew up in the Cedar and Quincy area. He graduated from John Adams High School. He was a renowned jazz pianist for 40 years in the Greater Cleveland area as well as cities throughout the United States and Canada. Dewey Jeffries was known for his hot Jazz piano and smooth vocals. His mother played piano and sang gospel. His father was singer of blues music. His brother Cevera Jr.(Jeff) played bass. Jeff frequently played with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Benny Carter.
Dewey Jeffries was appeared in the early 70s when he released some singles such as "Ole London / When No One Cared" on Gary-Dew Records in 1972 and "Live each day / How do you change the old foundation" on E&J Records in 1974. Later he released one more single called "You Brought About A Change / Why Do You Do What You Do" on Peltro Records in 1976.
In 1981 he released his first album entitled "This is for you" on Della Records. This album was recorded at Suma Recording Studio, Painesville, Ohio.

In this album participate Dewey Jeffries on piano, keyboards, synthesizer and vocals, Randel Moroz on flute, trumpet and trombone, Martin Baldwin on drums, Michael Rubin on percussion and drums. Also female vocals by jazz singer Vanessa Rubin.

Vanessa Rubin

Music arranged by Dewey Jeffries. All the songs were written by himself except "Deep inside of me". I have chosen three tracks entitled "Let's funk it up" , "Shake your ass" and "I know this is love".

Sadly, Dewey Jeffries passed away at age 68, on Friday July 17,2009.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full