Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Dennis Coffey Trio - "Hair and Thangs" 1969

Dennis Coffey is an American guitarist from Detroit, Michigan. He was a studio session player on many soul & R&B records. He learned how to play guitar at 13, and at 15 had his first recording session backing Vic Gallon. In the early 60's he joined The Royaltones, who had hits with "Poor Boy" in 1958, and "Flamingo Express" in 1961. By the late 60's, he was a member of Funk Brothers studio band and played on many Motown records He introduced a hard rock guitar type to Motown, including distortion and wa-wa pedal most notably on "Cloud Nine", "Ball of Confusion", and "Psychedelic Shack by the Temptations. He played on numerous hit records of the time including "War" by Edwin Starr, The Supremes "Some Day We'll Be Together" and Freda Payne's no.3 hit "Band of Gold." Throughout the 70's he recorded multiple solo albums and even scored the blaxploitation film "Black Belt Jones." "Hair and Thangs" is a fine example of his hard rock sound and his talents. It is his first full length among many from 1971 to 2011.

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