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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Elgin Wells - Brand New Love 1980 Lp

Elgin Wells is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, singer from Atlanta, who plays guitar, violin, flute, sax, trombone, flugelhorn, synthesizer and percussion. He has been performing since the age of fourteen. He was State high school vocal champion and member of the Georgia All-State Chorus. In the seventies he toured with a number of rock and show bands. In 1976 he toured Australia as featured vocalist with the Daly-Wilson Big Band. During this period, he began crafting his own guitars and violins.
Elgin Wells formed his own band called the Elgin Wells Band. Elgin Wells Band has performed since the mid-seventies, has won The New South Music Award (Best Jazz Band). The Band has also been nominated for Naras "Best Jass Album" and has contributed to "The Best of Jazz Flavours" volumes I and III.
In 1980 the band released the first album entitled "Brand New Love" on Earth Records. It was recorded at Stone Mountain Music and Elgin Wells' Studio.

Musicians were Elgin Wells on electric and acoustic guitars, on electric violin, on flute, on alto and tenor sax, on trombone, on flugelhorn, on synthesizer, on electronic string ensemble and on percussion. Simon Kenneth Carter, Ricky Keller and Ronnie Harville on bass, Tom Hanson on electric piano and synthesizer, Mike Nepote and David Snavley on drums, percussion, Mark Parrish on piano, synthesizer and Fred VanDoren on electric piano. Backing vocals by Andrea DaVinci Braun, Amy Brewer, Laurel Wells and Elgin Wells.
Produced by Elgin Wells. All arrangements by Elgin Wells.
My favorite song is entitled "Is this the last time ?". It was written by himself. Vocals and solo sax by himself.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

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