LOST CLASSIC PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL ALBUM MAKING ITS
INTERNATIONAL CD DEBUT!
William Howard "Monk” Montgomery was born in 1921 in
Indianapolis IN. and was a Jazz bassist who along with his two brothers, Wes
and Buddy, played together as the Montgomery Brothers releasing a number of
MONK MONTGOMERY is widely recognized as being perhaps the first
electric bassist of any real significance to Jazz and introduced the Fender
Precision Bass to the genre around 1951 however he is more famously seen
playing the Fender Jazz Bass which would become his signature instrument
alongside his use of a double bass.
MONK MONTGOMERY released a number of solo albums and in 1974
found himself signed to the legendary Philadelphia International Records where
he released his fourth studio album, REALITY.
BBR is proud to bring you its latest Philadelphia International
Records reissue, MONK MONTGOMERY – REALITY was produced by Bobby Martin who
also lends his musical skills on the Fender Rhodes alongside Ron Kersey on
guitar and Vince Montana on the vibraphone.
Notable tracks on REALITY include the fantastically produced
title track and MONK MONTGOMERY’S wonderful rendition of Billy Paul’s Philly
International hit, ‘Me & Mrs. Jones’
and ‘Girl Talk’.
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2. ME & MRS. JONES
3. SIPPIN’ AND TRIPPIN’
4. BUMP DE BUMP
5. I LOVE YOU CAMILLE
|6. LITTLE O’S
7. GIRL TALK
8. CLOSE YOUR FACE
9. REALITY (Single Version)