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Monday, January 10, 2005

(See below!)- This has GOT to be one of the funkiest grooviest album covers of all time.. Jimmy Smith's "Home Cookin'"..Blue Note (original btw) 4050 recorded 1959 released the following year....The picture is by Frank Wolff.. ring any bells? (it should thats my alias around these parts!)... He took this picture "in front of what is, to many musicians, the 'soul station' in the neighborhood of Harlem's Apollo Theatre. Kate's Home Cooking is located on 126th Street, not far from the Apollo's backstage entrance. Performers such as Ruth Brown, Cozy Cole, Count Basie, Fats Domino, James Moody, Art Blakey and Horace Silver make it their prandial headquarters during the course of a week when they are playing the big A....Home Cookin' is a dedication to Kate." (from the original liner notes by Ira Glitter).

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