Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kiss tomorrow goodbye

I haven't featured much vinyl on the blog recently. That's largely because supplies of good quality stuff at bargain prices tend to dry up in the winter as boot sales shut down. But I keep looking, and I managed to pick up, albeit in a record shop, an original copy of the New Orleans classic Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye by Danny White. Recorded at Cosimo's studio, written by Al Reed and released on the short-lived Frisco label, it's a soul drenched piece of New Orleans R and B and an absolute classic. It sold thousands locally but never took off nationally, despite being distributed by the Arlen label in Philadelphia. The label says it was produced by Larry Martin, but I have read that it was in fact an early production by Wardell Quezerque, who I memorably saw at the Ponderosa Stomp in 2007 and hope to see again this year. Danny White, and his band the Cavaliers, recorded some of his later Frisco material in Memphis with the then unknown pair of Isaac Hayes and David Porter.


At 6:59 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irving Bannister on guitar! Genius song..
- Senor Chubba

At 1:38 pm , Anonymous Nick said...

Thanks for the info - I wondered who provided the stunning guitar


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