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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

AZIE MORTIMER - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT AWAY


While Azie Mortimer recording career spanned basically through the 60's, there is very little biographical info out there on her.

Not only was this her second-to-last release, it was also cut near the end of Okeh's glorious run as a label that, in my opinion, was every bit the equal of Stax and Motown in the amount of quality soul music released through this glorious decade.

Producer and writer Richard Parker was involved behind the scenes and behind the boards of many great soul records- in addition to his numerous writing and production credits, he was also an A&R scout on the west coast for VJ records, counting Fred Hughes among his signings.

This record should have been a hit.

from 1969...

AZIE MORTIMER - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT AWAY


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3 comments:

Desmond said...

Lovely version, rolls on real nice.

Gail Smith said...

Gave this a spin at the Perth weekender recently - awesome version and gives Fred Hughes a run for his money:)

Willie lee said...

I had the great pleasure of playing the guitar behind her in the early 70's. She was phenomenal! I would love to play for her again. And if God is willing, I will. All the best to you Azie! God Bless....Peace.

Junei' Lee / Guitarist-Producer
NEI' Entertainment