Melvin Sparks CD Recommendations

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  1. dsw67

    dsw67 Member

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    What Melvin Sparks CD's do you recommend, either as a leader or sideman?
     
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    If you can hold for a second, one of the drummers in my Band was Melvin Sparks Drummer for the last part of Melvin's career before Melvin passed, and now keeps a band going called "Sparkplug - The music of Melvin Sparks" which contains the Drummer, Organ player and Percussionist from Melvins touring band and they use a rotating cast of hot guitarists to pay tribute to a very influential, awesome but under-appreciated musician!

    I will get his recommendations for you, he would know!

    In the meantime:
    Sparkplug website:
    http://www.sparkplugband.com/

    Eulogy my friend/drummer wrote about Melvin:
    http://www.sparkplugband.com/?ref=nf#!melvin
     
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    Here are the reccomendations from Bill Carbone (Drummer Melvin Sparks Band and Sparkplug):

    As a Sideman:

    "Black Talk" by Charles Earland,
    "The Scorpion, Live at the Cadillac Club" by Lou Donaldson;
    Turning Point and Think by Lonnie Smith

    Melvins own:
    Texas Twister,
    Sparks!,
    Sparkplug,
     
  4. dsw67

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    Great, Thanks!
     

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