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In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Jaco Pastorius album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Camp Colomby Studios”; “Columbia Recording Studios C&B” in New York City and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jaco Pastorius – electric bass
  • Don Alias– congas, bongos, percussion, okonkoko iya, afuche
  • Herbie Hancock- clavinet, Fender Rhodes, electric piano, piano
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums
  • Sam Moore, Dave Prater– vocals
  • Randy Brecker, Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Peter Graves – bass trombone
  • David Sanborn- alto sax
  • Michael Brecker- tenor sax
  • Howard Johnson- baritone sax
  • Alex Darqui – Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Lenny White, Bobby Economou – drums
  • David Nadien, Harry Lookofsky, Paul Gershman, Joe Malin, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Matthew Raimondi, Max Pollinkoff, Arnold Black – violin
  • Stewart Clarke, Manny Vardi, Julian Barber, Al Brown – viola
  • Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Beverly Lauridsen, Alan Shulman– cello
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano sax
  • Othello Molineaux – steel drums
  • Leroy Williams – steel drums
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Hubert Laws- piccolo, flute
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Homer Mensch– bass
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement, conductor

Track listing:
All tracks by Jaco Pastorius, except where noted.

  1. Donna Lee – Miles Davis
  2. Come On, Come Over – Jaco Pastorius, Bob Herzog
  3. Continuum
  4. Kuru/Speak Like a Child – Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock
  5. Portrait of Tracy
  6. Opus Pocus
  7. Okonkolé Y Trompa – Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias
  8. (Used to Be a) Cha-Cha
  9. Forgotten Love

 

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On October 26, 1967.

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On October 26, 1967,”Stax” label released “Soul Men”, the third Sam & Dave album.  It was recorded August – October 1967, and was produced by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. The album featured the single “Soul Man” that became one of the R&B classics and won  Sam & Dave a “Grammy” in 1967 for” Best R&B Group, Vocal or Instrumental”.

Personnel:

  • Sam Moore- vocals
  • Dave Prater- vocals
  • Booker T. & the MG’sand the Mar-Key Horns – instrumentation
  • Booker T. Jones- keyboards
  • Steve Cropper- guitar
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Charles “Packy” Axton- tenor saxophone
  • Don Nix- saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trombone, trumpet
  • Isaac Hayes- organ
  • Loring Eutemey – design
  • Jean-Pierre Leloir – photography
  1. Soul Man – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  2. May I Baby – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  3. Broke Down Piece of Man – Steve Cropper, Joe Shamwell
  4. Let It Be Me – Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoé
  5. Hold It Baby – Bonnie “Mack” Rice
  6. I’m With You – Lowman Pauling
  7. Don’t Knock It – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  8. Just Keep Holding On – Alvertis Isbell, Booker T. Jones
  9. The Good Runs the Bad Away – Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love
  10. Rich Kind of Poverty – Isaac Hayes, Paul Selph
  11. I’ve Seen What Loneliness Can Do – Homer Banks, Allen Jones

 

On April 9, 1988.

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On April 9, 1988, Dave Prater died aged 51. Being soul and rhythm & blues singer and musician, he was member of the duo Sam & Dave. The duo recorded two soul classics “Soul man” and “Hold on, I’m coming”. Prater is a member of the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”(1992), “Grammy Hall of Fame” (1999), “Vocal Group Hall of Fame” and “Georgia Music Hall Of Fame” (1997) and was a “Grammy Award” winning (1967).