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Marty Grebb

Marty Grebb - Smooth Sailin' - 1999 - Telarc

Born on 2nd September 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, USA into a musical family, in which were several professional musicians, Grebb learned to play keyboards, guitar and saxophones. He became a session musician and in the 60s and 70s played with various groups, including the Buckinghams and the Fabulous Rhinestones, and he also backed Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield. He continued his session work through succeeding decades, working with artists such as Rosanne Cash, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Otis Rush and Leon Russell. In particular, he attracted attention for his contributions to records by Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur. Raitt appeared as a guest on Grebb’s 1999 debut Smooth Sailin’, as did Taj Mahal and Steve Cropper. Grebb also appeared on Telarc compilation albums such as Blues For A Rotten Afternoon, Meet Me Where They Play The Blues and Telarc’s Got The Blues

Smooth Sailin' is the debut release by multi-instrumentalist Marty Grebb. Back in the mid-'60s, Grebb was a founding member of the pop band the Buckinghams, and was also a backup musician who played with the Dells, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, to name a few. On his Telarc debut, Grebb plays piano, B-3, a bevy of saxophones, and guitar, and also handles lead vocals. He surrounds himself with high-profile guests, including Raitt, Taj Mahal, Steve Cropper, Amos Garrett, and Rick Braun. The 13 tunes are all originals by Grebb or are co-written by him, and range from horn-saturated soul-blues, lazy New Orleans grooves, and gospel-funk to smooth radio-ready contemporary blues. © Al Campbell © 2012 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved. http://www.allmusic.com/album/smooth-sailin-r430628

A great album full of catchy R&B songs, all written or co-written by Marty, with a full sound and strong rhythms. Includes many great musicians including members of Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Doyle Bramhall II, Amos Garrett, Taj Mahal, Lenny Castro and many more. Buy Marty Grebb's great "High Steppin'" album [All tracks @ 160 Kbps: File size = 71 Mb]


1 Smooth Sailin' - Marty Grebb 5:39
2 High Wire Walker - Marty Grebb, John Castleberry 4:42
3 Soul Mate - Marty Grebb 4:10
4 Mississippi Muddy Water - Marty Grebb 5:31
5 Hen House - Marty Grebb, Taj Mahal 3:39
6 On the Lookout - Marty Grebb 4:23
7 The Real Thing - Marty Grebb, Jerry Lynn Williams 4:27
8 A Godsend - Marty Grebb, Walt Richmond 4:39
9 Bad Blood - Marty Grebb, Mike Finnigan 4:41
10 Sweet Girl - Marty Grebb 3:29
11 Heaven on Earth - Marty Grebb 4:51
12 Memphis Shuffle - Marty Grebb, Daniel Moore 3:43
13 Love and Shelter - Marty Grebb, Jerry Lynn Williams 3:11


Marty Grebb - Guitar, B3, Piano, Tenor, Alto & Baritone Saxophone, Clavinet, lead vocals
Doyle Bramhall II, Steve Cropper, Amos Garrett, B.B Chung King, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Lee Schell, Fred Tackett, Rick Vito, Dave Widow, Jon Woodhead - Guitar
Larry Fulcher, Bob Glaub, Hutch Hutchinson, Gerald Johnson, Reggie McBride - Bass
Walt Richmond - Piano
Bill Payne - Wurlitzer Piano, Strings
Richie Hayward, Jim Keltner, Denny Seiwell, Mario Calire, Alvino Bennett, Tony Braunagel - Drums
James Gadson - Drums, Vocals
Lenny Castro, Arno Lucas - Percussion
Jim Calire, Joe Sublett, Harry Grebb - Saxophone
Rick Braun, Darrell Leonard - Trumpet
Bonnie Raitt, Jackie Gouchee Farris, Maxine Willard Waters, Valerie Pinkston, Ivan Neville, Rick Nelson, Taj Mahal, Gerald Johnson, Teresa James, Anna Grebb, Renée Geyer, Mike Finnigan, Taneka Beard, Chris Bolton, James Gadson - Vocals


Danneau said...

where do you dig this stuff up? Thanks for doing so: I keep finding new gems here.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Danneau. Scuba diving is a hobby of mine!!

Mike Tempest said...

please re-up Marty greb.
Thank you

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Mike. Sorry I haven't the original album to re-up. I hope some reader can help. Thanks, & TTU soon...Paul