Stu Gardner I'll Always Love You Revue
Stu Gardner Loved Slipped Away Revue
A few weeks ago The Stepfather Of Soul had a post on Stu Gardner on his blog. I promised him that I would post up some tracks from Stu Gardner's 60's Revue album To Soul With Love. This album must be one of the most underated albums of the 60's and has received very little acclaim over the years.
The album does not crop up too often and I managed to get mine off Ebay in the early days after waiting many years to secure a copy. An old friend Jan Barker from Todmorden in the UK turned me on to the album back in the 80's off an old battered tape he had got from a Japanese collector. I subsequently located a copy in a record shop in Manchester but decided to let Jan have the copy because of all the favours he had done for me. I didn't appreciate how long my altruism would cause me to go without a copy!!!!
The album was recorded at the Gold Star Studios in LA in the summer of 1967 and was produced by Stewart Levine and Hugh Masekela. The album features Masekela, Wayne Henderson plus Mike McGriff and Bill Kinney who were members of Stu Gardner's band.
Stu Gardner is on my list of artists to interview so if anyone has a lead on him then please give me a shout.
As a postscript - if any budding record compilers are looking for a series of classic soul then look no further than the Revue/Uni catalogue.