B.C. & M. Choir

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B.C. & M. Choir - Hello Sunshine Hello Sunshine
Gospel New - LP SAL 700 Salvation
Sealed Gatefold Original. Formed In The Late 1960s, The B. C. & M. Choir Was Originally Founded As A Community Choir That Reflected The Diversity In The South Nashville Community. Even The Group’s Name, Though Never Spelled Out, Stood For The Joining Of Many Churches From The “Baptist, Catholic & Methodist” Denominations. The Choir In May 1972 Was Invited By Producer Creed Taylor To Make The Trek From Nashville To Rudy Van Gelder’s Cathedral-Like Recording Studio In Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, To Participate In An Intriguing Fusion Of Black Gospel And Jazz Music. Don Sebesky, CTI’s House Arranger At The Time, Was Invited To Bring The Two Worlds Together. However, The Gospel Pull Was Too Strong To Be Overcome By Jazz. Indeed No Real Jazz Content Or Jazz Soloist Is Featured Anywhere On HELLO SUNSHINE. The Most Prominent Player Outside Of The Choir And Its Soloists Is The Organist – The Choir’s Own Gerry Waddell Jones, Who Passed Away In Early 2001 – And Received Absolutely No Credit For His Prominent Role On The Original LP’s Jacket. The Rhythm Section Features First-Call New York Session Men Including Bassist Gordon Edwards, And Guitarist Cornell Dupree Along With Funky Drummer Bernard Purdie. Don Sebesky Laid Over Some Sparse And Soulful Horn Parts That Featured Such CTI All-Stars As Joe Farrell On Tenor Sax, Hank Crawford On Baritone Sax (Not Alto Sax!) And Hubert Laws On Alto Sax (Not Flute!)." Doug Payne... more details
 

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