Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cozy Cole

This guy was a jazz drummer. He played with Louis Armstrong, with Jelly Roll Morton, with Cab Calloway. His pop music success was a footnote, but there you have it.

Cozy Cole:

Topsy Part II – An organ based instrumental with a great back beat and decent pre-Bonzo drum solo. When the horns come in after half time we hear what may the ultimate swing-rock fusion hit. Who knows why Part II was top 10, and Part 1 was only top 30, though part I was more jazzy. The follow-up was called… wait for it… Turvy. From the fall of 1958.

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