Sister Ruth

I don’t often hear Don Patterson’s name in a discussion of the great B3 organ players, and that’s a shame.  Don’s albums are full of interesting repertoire and great sidemen.  Case in point: his guitar-less trio album with Booker Ervin, Hip Cake Walk.

Sister Ruth

Sister Ruth

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Roof Over My Heart

Summertime always puts me in the mood for music like this, especially when I’m just lounging around the house.

Elle would have caught my ear even if it was a straight-up pop/R&B record, but Ntjam Rosie and her band add some spice to the sugar with odd time signatures and unexpected harmonies.  Tunes like “Roof Over My Heart” keep circulating in my subconscious long after the record has stopped spinning.

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