News Oldies 06/04/2018

Detroit Session Guitar Wizard Dennis Coffey's 'One Night At Morey's: 1968' Coming From Omnivore On June 8, 2018

Detroit Session Guitar Wizard Dennis Coffey's 'One Night At Morey's: 1968' Coming From Omnivore On June 8, 2018

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) From his early work with '50s/'60s hit makers the Royaltones (who also backed other artists, including Del Shannon); to his run through the Motor City's independent labels as a session ace; to his pioneering and legendary work with the Funk Brothers, backing band to massive Motown hits like "Just My Imagination," "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)," "War," "Cloud Nine," "Someday We'll Be Together," and "Band of Gold" among many others; there's no doubt about it: Dennis Coffey is a guitar legend.
Motown's move to the West Coast in the '70s didn't slow him down. Instead, he struck out on his own and recorded a million-selling hit, "Scorpio," in 1971. Coffey continued his studio session work (notably appearing on "Boogie Fever" by the Sylvers), scored films and produced other artists' albums, such as Gallery's Nice To Be With You and Rodriguez's Cold Fact.
The 2000s have found Coffey appearing on the big screen, including the 2002 film Standing in the Shadows of Motown and 2012's Searching for Sugarman. And to this very day you can find him playing every Tuesday night in Detroit.
One Night at Morey's: 1968, scheduled for June 8, 2018 release on Omnivore Recordings, is drawn from the Lyman Woodard Trio's residency at Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge in Detroit. In those days the trio, consisting of Coffey on guitar, organist Lyman Woodard, and drummer Melvin Davis, could be found at their regular weekly stint at Morey's. They played to a dedicated audience of often-repeat attendees, so the band kept the repertoire fresh and changing. One Night at Morey's: 1968 follows last year's Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin' at Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge, released by Resonance Records and also drawn from the Morey's residency, but with an entirely different track list.
All tracks on One Night at Morey's: 1968 are previously unissued and come directly from the vaults of Coffey and his producer partner, Mike Theodore. There are original compositions "Big City Lights," "Mindbender," and "Union Station," as well as surprising and funky covers of "Billie's Bounce" by Charlie Parker, "Burning Spear" by Burning Spear's Winston Rodney, "Cissy Strut" by the Meters, "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles, "Groovin'" by the Young Rascals, and "I'm a Midnight Mover," by Wilson Pickett (from the pen of both Pickett and Bobby Womack).
According to Coffey, "Morey Baker's was the hottest club in town and packed every night! We rocked the house. I am excited to be working with Omnivore, a record label that really appreciates the music we created back then!"

Track Listing:
1. I'm a Midnight Mover 4:03
2. Eleanor Rigby 13:39
3. Cissy Strut 9:13
4. Groovin' 6:34
5. Burning Spear 13:54
6. It's Your Thing/Union Station 3:05
7. Mindbender 4:17
8. Big City Lights 2:58
9. Billie's Bounce 2:43

Most read news of the week
Country Singer Corinne Cook Releases New Single "Last Thing To Go"
Archie & The Bunkers Share New Video 'She's A Rocking Machine' Ahead Of Sophomore LP 'Songs From The Lodge' On Dirty Water Records
Screamin' Whisper Aim To Clean Up With "Filth"!
Paisley Fields Launches North American/Canadian "Glitter & Sawdust" Tour April 12th, 2018
Varese Sarabande Records To Release The 'Ghost Stories' Soundtrack
Karma Violens Release 'Serpent God' Music Video
Martin Guitar Introduces Premium Banjo And Mandolin Strings At The 2018 Frankfurt Musikmesse
Legendary Singer/Songwriter John Prine Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Downtown
Denver's Music Scene Tops The Charts This Summer
Spayed Koolie Band Inks With Bread And Circuses Artist Management
The Global Rise Of Afrobeat
Braden Barrie/SayWeCanFly Announces 'I'm Another You Tour' May 3-June 5
Composer Georgia Shreve's First Solo Multi-Media Concert Featuring The Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble To Debut Three Premieres On May 17, 2018
STYX's Tommy Shaw On The Cover Spring 2018 Issue Of 'Atlanta Pet Life' Magazine
Post Malone Previews New Song "Stay"

© 2001-2018 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0100629 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0071170330047607 secs
Members Area
Latest charts