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RIP Stanley Cowell (1941 – 2020)

Stanley Cowell (1941 – 2020) was an American jazz pianist and co-founder of Strata-East Records.

Strata-East Records first gained notoriety outside the world of jazz after the British label Soul Jazz Records put out three anthologies of their recordings in the 1994-1997 period.

I give you “Travelin’ Man” (1974) in its first version.

Has anyone besides me noticed the likeness to “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes?

“Travelin’ Man” (1976)

RIP Howard Wales (1943 – 2020)

Howard Wales was a keyboardist best known for his collaborations with Jerry Garcia in the early 1970s.

However, solo, he produced little gems such as this “Rendez-Vous With The Sun, Part. 2” on his album of almost the same name in 1976.

The tracks is also included in DJ Harvey’s cult mix “Sarcastic Disco Volume 2” which you will find on Soundcloud.

“Rendez-Vous With The Sun, Part. 2”

RIP and thank you for the music.

RIP Mark Barkan (1934 – 2020)


Mark Barkan (1934 – 2020) was an American songwriter and record producer.

In 1966, Barkan produced the album Psychedelic Moods by The Deep, credited as the first psychedelic album.

While researching his death, I came across the song “A Great Day For The Clown” (1967) which is a song not hard to fall in love with. It is also supposedly an Northern soul classic. Love the horns. Who does the horns?