Hmm, I should have gone into work today, but instead I assembled backing tracks for an upcoming musical performance. I guess I will make the effort and go in tomorrow to tidy up a few things. My other big news is that I’m about to buy a new saxophone. Nice one!

Bill Doggett: 'Wow' (CD; Verve; 1964)
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I think I could really get into Bill Doggett. I first came across him via the inclusion of the superb 'Honky Tonk part 1' in the soundtrack to 'Blue Velvet'. I also have one of his albums on vinyl, but this lavishly packaged Verve Master Edition CD really blew me away. The songs are simple and bluesey, and the arrangements are tight - so tight that it almost sounds like funk, and this is 1964... Doggett's razor sharp hammond organ playing is brilliant. A great record

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