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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
WILLIE TEE - DEDICATED TO YOU (In tribute to Wardell Quezergue)
New Orleans arranger/ musician/ producer Wardell Quezergue has passed away; Wardell was active in music up until the end. I can think of no better way to go.
Wardell has worked with many artists, too numerous to mention (including The Pointer Sisters on "Send Him Back", an entry here a few weeks back). My personal favorite work of Mr Q's is with Willie Tee. These fellows waxed some stunning records together, such as the immortal "Teasin' You" and "Thank You John" (both past 45's of the day). Today's selection is the b-side to "Thank You John" and in a gorgeous way it shows the way that these fellows were able to combine NOLA jazz with soul and create something completely otherworldly.
While Wardell and Willie Tee may both be gone from this place, there music will live on. And on.
Don't be a square: DIG QUEZERGUE!
WILLIE TEE - DEDICATED TO YOU