MP3 Danny Caron - How Sweet It Is
More soul drenched jazz and blues guitar with excellent vocal appearances by Charles Brown and Barbara Morrison.
11 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Soul-Blues, JAZZ: Hammond Organ
First of all-many thanks to all of you who enjoyed my first CD “Good Hands”, and helped make it so successful!
This new CD “How Sweet It Is” is an elaboration on my first CD. It''s for blues lovers, jazz lovers, R&B lovers and even Louisiana bayou dancers! It features tunes that go back to the bayou, to my time in the late 70''s with the great Clifton Chenier, cruising I-10 from Lafayette to Houston to play those church dances. Oh yes! And also my deep love for Jack McDuff, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans et al. I love the Hammond B3. And I’m so honored to have Barbara Morrison singing on this CD-she is hands down the most soulful woman in America, look out y’all, I mean, look OUT! She sings “The Promised Land” a song I wrote with the late, great Charles Brown. Barbara also sings the Little Willie John gem “I Need Your Love So Bad”. I love her vocals so much. Thank you Barbara!
And what can I say about Charles Brown?
Here he is singing a song he wrote about losing all his money, and counting on his E.S.P. to get it back. Good luck Charles Brown in heaven, AMEN. Ils Sont Partis!
The record ends in a jazz mode, with respect to Jack McDuff, Bill Evans and Scott La Faro - RIP.
The musicians on "How Sweet It Is" are all great.
We’ve got the return of Jimmy Pugh from the Robert Cray Band souling it up on Hammond B3 for the R&B tunes. Also John R Burr and Deszon Claiborne, John Wiitala, Ruth Davies, Jeff Ervin, Paul Revelli, Steve Evans from Coco Montoya’s band, not to mention Wayne De La Cruz kicking the Hammond B3 with Kent Bryson on drums for the organ trio tunes etc. Oh-and Lloyd Meadows on the rubboard of course....Oh yeah, then there''s yours truly, Danny Caron. I play guitar.
So please enjoy the soulful sounds everyone-and tell your friends. May it bring some joy.
Originally out of Silver Spring, Maryland, Danny moved to Austin, Texas and cut his teeth on the Crawfish circuit playing with singer-pianist Marcia Ball. He then worked with Zydeco king Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band with whom he recorded the Grammy Award winning Album "I''m Here" in 1980. Relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1981 he continued to freelance and eventually teamed up with the legendary singer and pianist Charles Brown.
Danny served as guitarist and musical director for Charles Brown from 1987 until Brown''s death in 1999. He has played on numerous CD''s and sessions with Charles Brown, Clifton Chenier, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Ruth Brown, Etta Jones, John Clayton, Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wilson, Donald Fagen, Dr. John, Little Milton Campbell, John Hammond Jr. and many others.
*Danny is the featured guitarist on the Van Morrison produced John Lee Hooker album, "Don''t Look Back" which won two Grammy Awards - one for Best Traditional Blues Recording, and the other for Best Collaboration, Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker.
He keeps up a busy schedule touring and performing most recently with Tom Rigney and Flambeau and also with Steve Miller, Plas Johnson, Barbara Morrison, Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Maria Muldaur and others. He continues working with Just Say Jazz, a group of Bay Area musicians dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz and blues awareness in primary schools. He is presently teaching courses at The Jazzschool in Berkeley California.
Danny composed the film score to the motion picture ''johns'' starring David Arquette and Lukas https://www.tradebit.com and Charles Brown composed the title tune, "The Promised Land" featured on Danny''s 2008 CD "How Sweet It Is".
DANNY CARON SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
*2nd SOLO RELEASE!!*********
"HOW SWEET IT IS"-DANNY CARON RECORDS 2008
*1st SOLO RELEASE!!********
"GOOD HANDS"-DANNY CARON RECORDS 2003
With CLIFTON CHENIER AND HIS RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND:
"I''M HERE" (GRAMMY AWARD: BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM, 1980)
With JOHN LEE HOOKER:
POINTBLANK RECORDS (VIRGIN)
"DONT LOOK BACK" Produced by Van Morrison, with Van Morrison, Charles Brown.
(Double Grammy Awards for Blues Album and Collaboration 1999)
CD''s WITH CHARLES BROWN (Musical Director on all sessions: Danny Caron) :
ROUNDER RECORDS: CHARLES BROWN
"ALL MY LIFE" With Dr. John and Ruth Brown
(Grammy Nomination 92)
"SOMEONE TO LOVE" with Bonnie Raitt
(Grammy Nomination 93)
"LUCKY SO AND SO"
"COOL CHRISTMAS BLUES"
VERVE RECORDS: CHARLES BROWN
"THE HONEYDRIPPER" with Etta Jones
"SO GOES LOVE" with Teddy Edwards, John Clayton, Gerald Wilson, Paul Humphries
MUSE RECORDS : CHARLES BROWN
"BLUES AND OTHER LOVE SONGS" with Houston Person
WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS : CHARLES BROWN
"NEW YORK ROCK AND SOUL REVIEW" with Donald Fagen
A & M RECORDS : CHARLES BROWN
"A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS" with Bonnie Raitt and Charles Brown
With John Hammond Junior:
"TROUBLE NO MORE" with Charles Brown, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, others
With Hadda Brooks:
"STAIRWAY TO THE STARS"
With Maria Muldaur
"MEET ME WHERE THEY PLAY THE BLUES"-Telarc Records 2001
"SWINGING IN THE RAIN"-CHILDRENS ALBUM 2002
"ANIMAL CRACKERS:SHIRLEY TEMPLE TRIBUTE" 2003
"A WOMAN ALONE WITH THE BLUES:SONGS OF PEGGY LEE" Telarc Records 2003
"HEART OF MINE-LOVE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN" Telarc, 2007
With Barbara Morrison
"LIVE AT THE 9:20 SPECIAL"
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