I finally got my hands on a copy of the Blow Up Soundtrack by Herbie Hancock. This record has been a favorite of mine for years but I’ve never had it on vinyl. It also features a song by The Yardbirds, “Stroll On”, which was a rewrite of “Train Kept A Rollin”. The lineup for the Herbie stuff is incredible:
Herbie Hancock – piano, melodica
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Joe Newman – trumpet
Phil Woods – alto sax
Joe Henderson – tenor sax
Jimmy Smith – organ (possibly Paul Griffin: organ)
Jim Hall – guitar
Ron Carter – bass
Jack DeJohnette – drums
These are some of the other highlights. I haven’t listened to the Chet Baker LP on CTI yet but my expectations are LOW, even with Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette. But for a buck, I had to pick it up.
This is the scene from the 1966 film Blow Up that features the Yardbirds song. This scene (and entire film) are so weird and great. I love how everybody in the audience is just standing there staring at the band like it is some interpretive dance performance or something. I dare you not to want to dance to this song!