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Sunday, June 17, 2012

St.Clair Pinckney - Private Stock 1989 Lp

St.Clair Pinckney was a great saxophonist. He was born in 1930. He was a member of The James Brown Orchestra and The J.B.'s. He joined in the band in the early 70s and since he performed with this band. In the late 80s he released two albums on Ichiban Records entitled "Do you like it" in 1987 and "Private Stock" in 1989 respectively. Today I'm presenting the second album from 1989.

This album was recorded at Sound Lab, Atlanta, GA. except for the song "From The Head" at The Hut, Augusta, GA. Some great musicians appeared in this album such as Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis on tenor sax, Fred Wesley on trombone, Marc McCreary on keyboards. Also Tim Nash on drums,  Jean-Marc Porson on bass, Jack Linge on guitar, Ted Dortch on alto sax and Buzz Amato on keyboard solo.
Produced by St.Clair Pinckney. I have chosen two tracks entitled "Night Stroller" and "A Summer Night".

You can see St.Clair Pinckney at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1981 where he appeared along with The J.B.'s.

Sadly he passed away in 1999, on February 1.
A version of the J.B.'s including Fred Wesley, Bootsy Collins, Pee Wee Ellis, Bobby Byrd and Clyde Stubblefield assembled to record the 1999 "reunion" album Bring the Funk on Down, dedicated to the memory of St. Clair Pinckney. The album was released in Japan by P-Vine Records, and in 2002 it was reissued in the U.S. by Instinct Records.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

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