Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Buddy Cole - Powerhouse! (1959)

Today's offering is another one of my discoveries from the bargain bin at Half-Price Books. Of course, it was the cover that grabbed my attention - hello! I didn't even notice on the cover that it said Buddy Cole played the Hammond organ, and I love swingin' organ music! That brings up a memory from college... My friends and I would occasionally go out to dinner (we were poor college students and usually ate in the university refectory) and one of our favorite places was this little Mexican food restaurant called Los Barrios. They had the best "enfrijoladas" (like enchiladas, but covered in bean sauce instead of red or chili sauce), and this little man would sit in the corner playing the organ! The only song I remember him playing was "New York, New York" - it was great! Ah, memories...

Anyway, after I listened to this album, it just knocked my socks off! Buddy Cole really swings on the old Hammond! Wow! This is definitely an album I'll be playing when I have my housewarming. (BTW, my new sofa was delivered today so I now have a place for guests to sit!) So, give a listen to this album - it's a must for all you swingin' hep cats!

Track listing for Buddy Cole - Powerhouse!:

Side 1:
1. The Lady is a Tramp
2. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
3. What is There to Say
4. Ridin' High
5. Georgia on My Mind
6. Just You, Just Me

Side 2:
1. I'm Beginning to See the Light
2. Will You Still Be Mine?
3. Fulfillment
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
5. Powerhouse
6. Accent on Youth


EasyStackin said...

Awesome album. Nice job in reproducing. I'd love to add you to my blog as well as a link of good music.


Esther said...

Thanks for your comment and for adding me to your links! I'll also be adding a link to your blog!


baikinange said...

Buddy's version of Powerhouse is a killer. I'm loving the whole album!

Trailer Trash zine said...

Oh my my my! I found this LP a few years back in a thrift store somewhere here in my city and brought it home, marveling my latest score. I wasn't disappointed when I slapped this gem on my turntable. Thanks for posting this!

ChangLooGrace said...

Downloaded this a while back but my hardrive crashed so I had to come back for another copy. Thanks again. Also, I've just added the "Powerhouse" track alongside 3 other versions of Powerhouse to my blog HearingDouble.

Bob said...

Buddy Cole plays the organ on "Mr. Lucky."