Sunday, 14 September 2008

Ginseng Woman & Multiplication

Eric J. Gale (b. September 20, 1938, Brooklyn, New York; d. May 25, 1994, Baja California, Mexico) was a leading American jazz and session guitarist.

He began playing guitar at the age of 12. Although he majored in chemistry at Niagara University, Gale was determined to pursue a musical career, and began contributing to accompaniments for such stars as Maxine Brown, the Drifters, and Jesse Belvin. He soon began to attract the attention of King Curtis and Jimmy Smith, who began recommending him for studio work[1]. He became known first as a session musician in the 1960s, eventually appearing on an estimated 500 albums. Among the many artists he recorded with were Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Lena Horne, Quincy Jones, Grover Washington Jr., Herbie Mann, Esther Phillips, Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Van Morrison, and Billy Joel[2]. He also had a spell in Aretha Franklin's stage band.

The epitome of the guitarist's guitarist, he was also used for many R&B-oriented dates. From the early 1970s he recorded extensively on the CTI label, as a sideman, on his own records, and as part of the group Stuff.

Eric Gale - Ginseng Woman & Multiplication
Label: Columbia Legacy
Year: 1991

1. Ginseng Woman
2. Red Ground
3. Sara Smile
4. De Rabbit
5. She Is My Lady
6. East End, West End
7. Morning Glory
8. Gypsy Jello
9. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
10. Oh! Mary Don't You Weep
11. Thumper
12. Multiplication

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Anthony

Thanks for sharing this great album. However, it's no longer available as Rapidshare was closed a few years back. Would you be able to share it via Mediafire and send me a link at vkunduli at gmail dot com ? Thanks.