Continuing the Adderley theme, a Rifftides reader who identifies himself as El Destiny, sent the following message, which includes a link.
This article includes a rare mp3 of Cannonball Adderley jamming with a novelty act of singing squirrels.
The article tells the story of jazzman Don Elliott and partner Sascha Burland recording the track in an attempt to compete with Alvin & the Chipmunks. (Who had their own troubles with record labels…!)
Within the article are several links, including one to an MP3 of Cannonball playing “Yardbird Suite” with Elliott’s and Burland’s Nutty Squirrels.
Marc Myers says
Cannonball with the scatty squirrels is pretty bad (though his solo
is actually quite smart and spirited). Thanks for sharing! Up there
has to be Hank Jones playing electric harpsichord on “Happenings,”
Oliver Nelson’s mid-60s mess for Impulse. If the lead cut, Broadway
Samba, doesn’t leave you heaving, brace yourself for Clark Terry’s
Louis impersonation on Winchester Cathedral. Either Nelson was a
master salesman or this was one of the only decent paydays for jazz
sidemen during the Beatles rise. Given Hank’s grace, one can
certainly excuse this sole Faustian train-wreck.