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Carson Whitsett & Group DeVille - The Bond


Group De Ville
was the last project of the late
Carson Whitsett (organ), who recruited Jack Bruno (drums), Bill

Cooley (guitar), and Scott Chambers (bass) to record this

album in his Nashville home studio with the able assistance of

engineer Mick Conley.

 

Whitsettís first recording session occurred in 1961 as a 16-

year-old member of his older brotherís band (Tim Whitsett &

The Imperial Show Band). From then, until his death from

brain cancer in 2007, he was a highly respected force in the

studio, working with artists in every genre, including Paul

Simon, B.B. King, Tony Joe White, Janis Ian, Bobby Blue

Bland, Johnnie Taylor, The MGs, Connie Francis, Z.Z. Hill,

Patti Page, Little Milton, and Kathy Mattea. He also was a

prolific, multi-genre songwriter with cuts by Joe Cocker,

Solomon Burke, Conway Twitty, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor,

Jerry Butler, Lorrie Morgan, William Bell, Suzy Bogguss, and

the Staple Singers.

 

Equally impressive are the credentials of Carsonís chosen

contributors to this album: drummer Jack Bruno (Tina Turner,

Joe Cocker), guitarist Bill Cooley (Alan Jackson, Reba

McIntyre), bassist Scott Chambers (Art Garfunkel, The Pointer

Sisters), and Mick Conley (Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart).

Hard as it is to pick three tracks more outstanding than the

others, The Bond, The Sneak, and Lenora offer a good

sampling of the talent displayed here..

 
   


AGAINST MY NATURE

THE BOND

A NIGHT IN TUNICA

GOOD NUFF 4 NOW

SWANG THANG

STANKY FEAT

CONTRIBUTING TO "A" MINOR

SLOW DRIVE TO MEMPHIS

THE SNEAK

LENORA

 

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