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CLEF NOTE - "SPOTLIGHTS" - Vol. #4

 Searching through our Mr. Nick’s archive collection of memorabilia, this interesting piece of information was brought to our attention.  My friend and colleague Larry Bennett often spoke about his working association with his friend Joe Glaser owner of ASSOCIATED BOOKING CORPORATION (ABC), which represented Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and many top Jazz artists through the past decades.  

 

– One time a while ago, Larry also mentioned that he had a conversation with Horace Silver regarding a popular jazz standard tune named “The Preacher” that he wrote while he was with the Jazz Messengers. Horace Silver explained that it was written with the basic chord structure of a popular folk song called “Show Me the Way to Go Home,” which was written as far back as 1925 by a British songwriting team of James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
During the late 1950s, Horace Silver recorded “The Preacher” for Blue Note Records. It became one of the biggest hits for the Blue Note label. 
Alfred Lion, owner of Blue Note was reluctant to record the song.  Since then “The Preacher” has been used as sound tracks for many films and other productions.  

 

Searching through our Mr. Nick’s archive collection of memorabilia, this interesting piece of information was brought to our attention.  My friend and colleague Larry Bennett often spoke about his working association with his friend Joe Glaser owner of ASSOCIATED BOOKING CORPORATION (ABC), which represented Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and many top Jazz artists through the past decades. (Jazz Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow) – One time . . .a while ago, Larry also mentioned that he had a conversation with Horace Silver regarding a popular jazz standard tune named “The Preacher” that he wrote while he was with the Jazz Messengers. Horace Silver explained that it was written with the basic chord structure of a popular folk song called “Show Me the Way to Go Home,” which was written as far back as 1925 by a British songwriting team of James Campbell and Reginald Connelly. During the late 1950s, Horace Silver recorded “The Preacher” for Blue Note Records. It became one of the biggest hits for the Blue Note label. Alfred Lion, owner of Blue Note was reluctant to record the song.  Since then “The Preacher” has been used as sound tracks for many films and other productions.  

Stan Ross

 

 In Mr. Nick’s archive collection, I have found a live recording date of “The Preacher”  (audio) played by The Stan Ross Quartet during the 1970s. Hope you enjoy this short segment of the masterful approach and sound from Stan Ross on tenor saxophone.

 

 

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Reader Comments (1)

My uncle was Joe Glaser...I grew up with all these greats, knowing them on a personal level. They came to our house for dinner, especially Pops and Velma and Trummy and Earl... I was backstage or on the piano bench during the shows. Still have letters they wrote from the road and terrific photographs. I now photograph the "pop icons" when they're in town. Would be happy to share.
May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPandy Olmstead

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