Minnie Riperton with the Rotary Connection has today almost forgotten track

First of all, during the intro to this video, we urge you not to operate any heavy machinery…Rotary Connection were a Chicago based band conceived by Charles Stepney, later to make a bigger name for himself as the arranger and, often, co-writer, on Earth Wind and Fire’s hits, but before then he applied his abilities to Rotary Connection…they tended to do very interesting arrangements of the songs of others, including this take on The Stones, and were even the band that, mostly, backed Muddy Waters on his perhaps questionable Electric Mud LP…and besides Stepney the band also gave us one of the great voices in Minnie Riperton…

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then. His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’

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Published on November 8, 2017 at 9:41 pm by Greg Simpson

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