Friday, June 24, 2005

Jazz 45: Gigin

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Great 60s r'n'b/jazz 45 here from Mr. Hindal Butts - "Gigin". I believe Hindal Butts gets more press for his great funker "In The Pocket", but this is a real solid tune in itself. Not one to please jazz-funk fans, though.

"Gigin" is a piano-led, drum heavy mover. The bass and horn players are present, but this is really all some hot r'n'b piano playing and Mr Butt's heavy-handed drumming that has this great hollow sound. It is really amazing. I've not heard another recording with the same drum sound like this now that I think of it. I think that has something to do with the recording, but it really helps to make the individual sound of this 45.

Hindal Butts played drums on a number of Detroit 45s in the 60s. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a place on the internet that lists all his individual 45 releases. I did see on on Wheelsville. Anyone know anything his release on that label?


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