The Crusaders: Greasy Spoon

Track

Greasy Spoon

Group

The Crusaders

CD

Southern Comfort (MCA Records MCAD-6016)

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Musicians:

Wilton Felder (tenor sax, over-dubbed bass), Joe Sample (piano), Larry Carlton (guitar), Stix Hooper (drums).

Composed by Stix Hooper

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Recorded: Hollywood, CA, 1974

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Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

Before McDonald's and Starbucks, there were greasy spoons. You didn't need a menu; one look at the counterman's apron gave you the bill of fare. What they lacked in hygiene, though, greasy spoons more than made up for in atmosphere. On this track, The Crusaders evoke said ambience better than an Edward Hopper painting viewed through a plate-glass window unwashed since the late 1940s. Sample's funky piano, Carlton's wah-wah guitar and Felder's R&B-flavored tenor sax season Stix Hooper's hotplate special more pungently than Tabasco sauce. And be sure to hang for the self-congratulatory finish. It's fall-on-the-floor funny.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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  • 1 jim funky // Jan 07, 2009 at 06:42 PM
    WHAT GREAT DESCRIPTIVE IMAGERY ABOUT THIS COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE! Good Work Alan