Dylan and Hank Williams Sung By...BUDDY GRECO??? Yep!

Monday, 15 February 2016 08:00 AM Written by 

 

Buddy Greco is one of my favorite jazz singers, in part because his musicality (he's a gifted jazz pianist) gives him a dimension few of the Rat Pack style singers could match. The Philly native was the pianist in Benny Goodman's short-lived 1949 bebop orchestra. He made incredible records for a variety of labels and became a Vegas mainstay before relocating to England. He turns 90 this year.

How he felt about this particular recording, from Let The Sunshine In, a 1969 album he made for the Scepter label, has never been documented. But think of it what you will, it stands as a valid relic of the 60's. Imagine a whole album of this. It never happened, but it sure would have been interesting.

"Like A Rolling Stone"

Greco recorded much of his best work for Epic Records including an entire album of Hank Williams songs,  Modern Sounds of Hank Williams (1964), building on what Ray Charles started with his earlier country albums.

"You Win Again"

Greco in his finger-snapping comfort zone, as a 1966 guest on The Andy Williams Show.

"The Best Man"

Greco in the 80's with Frank and Sammy at Bally's in Vegas.

"The Lady Is A Tramp"

 

 

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