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Pilot Project

by The Pleasure Pilots

A collection of danceable vintage rhythm and blues covers featuring stand-up bass, a three-piece horn section, guitar, keys and drums, this disc draws from swing, jump blues, and pre-Motown electric blues.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Done Done It
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2. Nosey Joe
3:01 $0.99
3. I've been Wrong For So Long
3:57 $0.99
4. Mellow Saxophone
4:28 $0.99
5. Gonna Hit the Highway
4:54 $0.99
6. I'm Ready
2:46 $0.99
7. Urban Solution
5:01 $0.99
8. Safronia B
3:25 $0.99
9. Tip On In
6:17 $0.99
10. The Pleasure Is All Mine
4:03 $0.99
11. You Can Make It If You Try
3:57 $0.99
12. I'm Stickin With You Baby
3:24 $0.99
13. Rocket 88
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14. You Can't Get Away From It
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Album Notes
"Pilot Project" is the first CD from the Pleasure Pilots, a popular rhythm and blues band based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The album features guitar, piano and B3, drums, standup and electric bass and a slammin' three piece horn section (baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, and trumpet. Most of the tunes are "vintage rhythm and blues" tunes from post-World War II period through the early '60's. The album features songs originally performed by Amos Milburn, T-Bone Walker, Bobby Blue Bland, Fats Domino, Johnny Guitar Watson, Roy Montrell, Billy "the Kid" Emerson, Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner, Johnny Taylor, Calvin Boze and others. There is also an original "Latin-rock-blues" track called Urban Solution written by Pilot's keyboardist, David Phillips. The album was recorded at several studios in Santa Fe and mixed and mastered at the grammy-award-winning Santa Fe Center Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Pleasure Pilots are a seven-piece band specializing in rocking vintage rhythm and blues, swing and jump music. Co-leader Fred Spencer (music director, guitar, vocals) has appeared in New Mexico with Front Porch Swing, the Range Busters, Big Step, and the Soul Deacons. Co-leader David Phillips (keyboards, vocals) has played locally with the Bumpers, the Arroyo Kings, the Soul Deacons, and Freddy Fender. Terry Bluhm (upright bass, vocals) has been a player in the Albuquerque scene with Thunderama, Jasper, Bayou Seco and Felix y Los Gatos. Graham Binette (drums, vocals) has appeared with many bands in the Santa Fe area, including Ravin, the Arroyo Kings, the Soul Deacons, and Sister Mary and the Bad Habits.
Lee Taylor (tenor saxophone) has appeared with the Temptations, the O’Jays, the Four Tops, and Bernadette Peters. Lee’s jazz credits include Joe Lovano, Bobby Shew, Clark Terry, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and the Lee Taylor Quartet. Glenn Kostur (baritone saxophone) is the Director of Jazz Studies at UNM. Professor Kostur has appeared with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett and Joe Williams.



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