John G McLane | Uptown Bound

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Uptown Bound

by John G McLane

John McLane's latest collection of blue-eyed soul and funky instrumentals with a lot of "rootsy" 70's soul feel!
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mr Big Pants
John G. McLane
3:33 $0.99
2. Practice Makes Perfect
John G. McLane
2:44 $0.99
3. Jivin'18th
John G. McLane
3:25 $0.99
4. When It Rains
John G. McLane
3:44 $0.99
5. Clam Sammich
John G. McLane
3:14 $0.99
6. Where in the World
John G. McLane
4:38 $0.99
7. You're so Wonderful, So Marvelous
John G. McLane
3:47 $0.99
8. Put It in Writing
John G. McLane
3:50 $0.99
9. Earthbound
John G. McLane
3:11 $0.99
10. One Groovy Cat
John G. McLane
3:48 $0.99
11. Sam's Kitchen
John G. McLane
2:56 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
2017: Been plinking around with six or seven of these songs for the past couple of years. Looking at the tunes as a whole for an underlying theme, they seemed to reflect the sounds and grooves that inspired me when I was just a young buck starting out in the seventies back in Erie, Pa. So, I blasted out a few more tunes this fall trying to keep with that 'rootsy' feel; and voila: here it is.

Back in those early days, upstart local musicians like me were exposed to a plethora of music. Great stuff on the radio 'skipping' in from cities around the Great Lakes; commiserating with other wanna-be 'cats' on what was the latest greatest album. This resulted in many runs to the best record store downtown “The Record Bar” to pick up albums by Stevie Wonder, Brecker Brothers, George Duke, Chick Korea & Zappa all the way to Dubussy, Charlie Parker and Howard Roberts.

During that period of studying jazz guitar and music theory while gigging locally at night, all of this music apparently was penetrating deeply into my spongy, young psyche. I even felt obliged to include a cover of a 1976 tune by one of my favorite all-time bands: Tower of Power.

I, John G. McLane can attest that I performed all of the music on this cd. This includes: keyboards electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drums & percussion, tenor & alto sax, trombone (as the venerable Bones of Contention) and lead and background vocals. Cover photo by Danny Morgan.



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