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Organic is a collection of tracks cut by Carson Whitsett over the years in his Nashville home studio. They grew out of doodlings on the B-3 organ, which Carson either laid down as a one man band (tracking all the instruments himself) or with help from various friends, such as Jack Bruno (drums), Danny Jones (drums), Bill Cooley (guitar), Tony Joe White (guitar), Larry Byrom (gutar), Don Barrett (bass) and Scott Chambers (bass). 

Whitsett’s first recording session occurred in 1961 as a 16-year-old member of his older brother’s 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, Paul Davis, and Kathy Mattea.  

He also was a prolific, multi-genre songwriter with cuts by Joe Cocker, Solomon Burke, Irma Thomas, Conway Twitty, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Jerry Butler, Lorrie Morgan, Wilson Pickett, James Carr, William Bell, Suzy Bogguss, Etta James, Ruth Brown, Dorothy Moore, Fred Knobloch, Conway Twitty, Barbara Mandrell, John Anderson, and the Staple Singers.

Carson knew no boundaries when drawing inspiration for his creative energies. These tracks reflect influences from the likes of Jimmy Smith, Booker T. Jones, Art Blakey, Jimmy McGriff, Thelonious Monk, Ramsey Lewis, The Meters, and Ray Charles. 

 

 
 

 

 

FELONIOUS FUNK

JUMBO GUMBO

PO’ MOUTHING

BURNT BACON

BACKSLIDIN’

D-TONAL

SPANISH MOON

CRUISE CONTROL

LOST IN MEMPHIS

NIGHT CRAWLER

 

     

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