Larry Young’s Fuel – Turn Off The Lights (1975)

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“If Jimmy Smith was the Charlie Parker of the organ, Larry Young was its John Coltrane.” I’m not sure who said that, but it’s a great line. Young is probably best known for his keyboard innovations in the mid-’60s, culminating in the album Unity. His sound would have a huge influence on the explosion of progressive/jazz rock at the end of that decade. The quality of his work was more mixed in the ’70s, but during 1975’s Larry Young’s Fuel session, he recorded this funk classic with Linda “Tequila” Logan on vocals. Unfortunately, Young was only 38 when, in 1978, he died from pneumonia.

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