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Old 10-20-2011, 04:41 AM
NickyDeVan NickyDeVan is offline
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Ed Greene is the man! I've been a fan of his for years and found out he's living here in town. I got a lesson from him and got to ask him a bunch of questions. Although he's not credited (nor are any other musicians for that matter) he's playing drums on almost every Barry White production from the 70's. He said the first hit he played on was Sammy Davis Jr's "Candy Man." You can hear him on "Sara Smile" by Hall and Oats, Steely Dan's "I got the News" . He's got a super laid back style with no show boating. Just a heavy groove. He played violin as a child and developed his reading and time through Orchestral playing. He says that his luck in the studio business was just being in L.A. at the right time. I beg to differ. Check out these albums:
Lamont Dozier - Out Here on My Own
Gene Page - Hot City
Bobby Blue Bland - His California Album
any 70's Barry White (the song "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little bit More" is super bumpin')
Four Tops - Meeting of the Minds
Marvin Gaye - Live 1974 in Oakland (James Jamerson is on here as well)

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