Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ray Bryant - Take a Bryant Step (1967)

Ray Bryant's cover of Miriam Makeba's 1957 signature hit Pata Pata, released in the US in 1967. On this same year Cadet released the Take a Bryant Step LP consisting of covers and Bryant originals, a joyful affair, mostly targeted for airplay. Ray is backed by the Richard Evans Orchestra. This LP has never made it to CD to my knowledge.

Track listing

A1 To Sir With Love 3:05
A2 Ramblin 3:10
A3 Natural Woman 2:35
A4 Ode To Billy Joe 3:13
A5 Up-Up And Away 3:18
A6 Paint It Black 3:17
B1 Pata Pata 3:07
B2 Poochie 3:07
B3 Yesterday 2:40
B4 Paper Cup 2:55
B5 Doing My Thing 2:40
B6 Dinner On The Grounds 3:27


Arranged By – Ray Bryant (tracks: A1 to A4, A6, A3), Richard Evans (2) (tracks: A5, B1, B2, B4 to B6)
Engineer – Doug Brand
Orchestra – Richard Evans Orchestra
Piano – Ray Bryant

Recorded August & November, 1967, at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago


d3lta said...

Philo said...

I have this album & can recommend it.

This is a pleasant, upbeat project. Ray Bryant is channeling the spirit of Ramsey Lewis. They recorded at Ter Mar Studios in Chicago with Richard Evans conducting the Argo/Cadet/Chess house band. As was the unfortunate custom of the day, members of the band are unidentified, although the producers had a regular group of on-call musicians (e.g. Phil Upchurch on guitar or electric bass) they used routinely.

OldHippieRick said...

What a nice tribute to Ray R.I.P. he will be missed and Thanks for a swell album /;-))

Baron said...

Thanks for this Bryant lp ... Baron

the jazzman said...

Thank you.

trane said...

Thanks for this RIP Ray

Aguar said...

Saludos agregado a ENLACES
pon un link gracias

the doc said...

thanks for this . . . .

Bhowani said...

Thank you both d3lta and philo for the comments...