It's Private Tonight Arthur Adams

Album info

Album-Release:
1973

HRA-Release:
11.01.2019

Label: Cleopatra Blues

Genre: Blues

Subgenre: Electric Blues

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  • 1I'm Going Home03:03
  • 2Happiness (Is All I See)03:28
  • 3Get on the Ground03:38
  • 4Everything I Ever Wanted in a Girl03:27
  • 5You Hit the Nail on the Head03:57
  • 6Go-On and Do That03:21
  • 7I Can't Believe My Eyes03:15
  • 8It's Private Tonight03:47
  • 9I'll Never Be the Same03:14
  • 10I Gotta Help My People04:52
  • Total Runtime36:02

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Arthur Adams is perhaps one of the best jazz/blues guitarists no-one has heard of . Adams recorded the first of his seven solo albums It's Private Tonight in 1972.

A recording that combines the complex rhythms of jazz with blues leads reminiscent of his friend B. B. King, while showcasing his sweet and soulful tenor voice (comparable to Aaron Neville), with lyrics and melodies that are solidly blues.

Arthur Adams, guitar, vocals
Wilton Felder, bass
Phil Upchurch, guitar
Paul Humphrey, drums
Bobbye Hall, congas
Gene Estes, vibraphone
Joe Sample, piano, organ, clavinet
Paul Hubinon, brass
Chuck Findley, brass
Ernie Watts, brass
Jackie Kelso, brass
George Bohanon, brass
Mike Altschul, brass
Bill Green, brass
Sid Sharp, concertmaster
Dave Blumberg, strings arrangement
Vanetta Fields, background vocals
Clydie King, background vocals
Sheril Matthews, background vocals

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Arthur Adams
was born in a small town in Medon, Tennessee; twelve miles from Jackson, Tennessee. Jackson is eighty-four miles north of Memphis, Tennessee. Arthur attended Tennessee State University for one year, then, joined Jimmy Beck's Band in the early sixties. He traveled throughout the south and moved to Los Angeles, California in the late sixties where he began his recording and writing career. His first album "It's Private Tonight" is on Blue Thumb records. "Home Brew" and "Midnight Serenade" are both on Fantasy records. "Back on Track" is on Blind Pig records, and "Soul of the Blues" is on PMRC records.

Arthur has played and recorded with B.B. King, wrote the song "Mean and Evil" and "Something Up My Sleeve" for B.B. King. He also wrote the song "Love and Peace" for Quincy Jones' grammy award-winning Walking In Space album, "Somebody Is Gonna Miss Me" for Sam Cooke on the Twistin the 'Nite Away album, "Truck Load of Loving" for Albert King, played guitar on the Nick of Time album for Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Smith's album Root Down, Jerry Garcia's Garcia, the Crusaders' Street Life (as well as Pass The Plate, Hollywood and almost all of their 70s output), Johnnie Guitar Watson, Dr. John and many more (including Charles Kynard's Woga, Gene Ammons' Free Again, David Axelrod's Marchin', Bobby Bryant's Swahili Strut, Phil Upchurch's Darkness, Darkness, Letta Mbulu's Letta, Cal Tjader's Demasiado Caliente and Lowell Fulsom's seminal Tramp to name but a few).

Arthur appears in the movie "Town & Country", starring Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn where played and sang the song "I Can't Stand the Rain". Arthur's freight train guitar and soul-steeped vocals, combined with his prolific predilection for writing great material (often in conjunction with award-winning composer Will Jennings), are all brilliantly showcased on his Blind Pig debut Back On Track, his first album in two decades. The set features two sparkling duets ("Got You Next To Me" and "The Long Haul") pairing Adams with his principal stylistic influence, the great B.B. King, and his regal presence is quite an honor for his long time friend Arthur.

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