• GROVER WASHINGTON JR - JUST THE TWO OF US 12" - Nr MINT A1/B1 UK BILL WITHERS

    Grover Washington Jr - Just The Two Of Us
    (Elektra Records  1980  K12514T)
    Matrix No's: A1/B1 - UK Pressing

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)


    Die Cut Company Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

    Grover Washington, Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with George Benson, John Klemmer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Herb Alpert, and Spyro Gyra, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Washington made some of the genre's most memorable hits, including "Mister Magic," "Reed Seed," "Black Frost," "Winelight," "Inner City Blues" and "The Best is Yet to Come". In addition, he performed very frequently with other artists, including Bill Withers on "Just the Two of Us" (still in regular rotation on radio today), Patti LaBelle on "The Best Is Yet to Come" and Phyllis Hyman on "A Sacred Kind of Love". He is also remembered for his take on the Dave Brubeck classic "Take Five", and for his 1996 version of "Soulful Strut".

    Washington had a preference for black nickel-plated saxophones made by Julius Keilwerth. These included a SX90R alto and SX90R tenor. He also played Selmer Mark VI alto in the early years. His main soprano was a black nickel plated H.Couf Superba II (also built by Keilwerth for Herbert Couf) and a Keilwerth SX90 in the last years of his life.

    "Just the Two of Us" is a song written by Bill Withers, William Salter, and Ralph MacDonald, and recorded by Grover Washington Jr. with Withers on vocals. It was released in February 1981 through Elektra Records.

    Tracklist

    A   Just The Two Of Us

    Written-By – B. Withers*, R. MacDonald*, W. Salter*

    B   Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)

    Written-By – G. Washington Jr.*

    Credits

    • Producer – Grover Washington*, Ralph MacDonald

     

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    GROVER WASHINGTON JR - JUST THE TWO OF US 12" - Nr MINT A1/B1 UK BILL WITHERS

    • Product Code: K12514T
    • Availability: In Stock
    • £14.99

    • Ex Tax: £14.99