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LP 271: Mike Carr / Tony Crombie Duo – Hammond Under Pressure (Columbia, 1968)

3 Aug

Side 1
01 Lou’s Place
02 Ode To Billy Joe
03 Willow Weep For Me
04 (a) Summertime (b) Organ Grinder’s Swing

Side 2
05 José Outside
06 I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
07 Ma Bonnie’s Awa’ The Clyde
08 Coronation Street
09 The Tag

Organ meets drummer.

Mike Carr, brother of trumpet man Ian Carr and dynamic percussionist Tony Crombie recorded this enjoyable LP in January 1968. High points include a groovy Ode To Billy Joe and the intense driving rhythms of Summertime / Organ Grinder’s Swing. For fans of the unexpected there’s a low-key take on the Coronation Street theme too while the manic keys of The Tag represents the best of Carr’s own compositions.

Fantastic sleeve – photographed by John Wender.

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