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    Seeburg 60s Juke Box filler budget records -budget label with high-quality knock-offs

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    This instrumental was clearly done by competent professional Jazz musicians (probably from Chicago as Seeburg was located there and recorded 80% there, and 20% in Nashville). The sax, trumpet, and guitar all sound familiar.

    The trumpet sounds like Freddie Hubbard. I wonder if the guitar is Phil Upchurch? If not, they are good approximations by good quality players. The sax is really nice, too. I can't hear the specific mannerisms of any particular player in it just yet. But, I'll keep listening.
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    Here's a cover or quick remake of Lee Morgan's Blue Note gem, "Sidewinder":

    Pretty good mid '60s Funky Jazz for no-names on a "budget label", eh?
    Last edited by robb_k; 06-30-2020 at 01:40 PM.

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    Here's another with some very good playing:

    The sax player and the horn player are very familiar.
    Last edited by robb_k; 06-30-2020 at 01:54 PM.

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    Here's another with a nice sax solo:

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    This one isn't very jazzy, nor very good, to my taste. It sounds something like a Poppish, weak, Rock & Roll instrumental from the late '50s:

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    I love Afro-Latin Jazz versions of "Watermelon Man", like that of Mongo Santamaria, but I don't like this heavily organ driven version. The sax isn't emotional enough - player laying back too much, and the sax is also too far back in the mix:
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    Here's "Jerk A Cha Cha":

    The video provides the information that Boots Randolph's and David Carrol's Bands (both from Nashville) were used. Unfortunately, they didn't mention the names of the Chicago bands Seeburg used.
    Last edited by robb_k; 06-30-2020 at 09:07 PM.

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