Jerry Carr – Throwdown

Throwdown by Jerry Carr Album: This Must Be Heaven Label: Cherie Records (a division of Atlantic Records) Year released: 1981 Producer: William Talbert Executive Producer: Norton Stern Horn Arrangements: Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock This song is THE BOMB! I wrote the horn arrangements and produced the recording session for the horns, with Billy Talbert in the…

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about FUNKMEISTER pt. 1

So my first CD, FUNKMEISTER has been pressed and will be shipping shortly. I wanted to write a few things about the CD so people know where I am coming from with this. First of all, the use of the term FUNKMEISTER is not at all intended to label myself as “the Funkmeister”, and after…

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Pinoy Favorites

In 1992-93 I produced an album for international rock star Mike Hanopol. Americans might not know who he is, but he is considered “The Father of Pinoy Rock”. Pinoy Rock is a genre of hard rock hailing from the Philippines. Mike Hanopol is as big a star in the Philippines as the Beatles were here…

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FUNKMEISTER CD Liner notes

Hello World! I figured it was about time to let you all hear some of mysongs. This catalog ranges from 1985 to the present in terms of dates the songs were written, although these tracks were produced between January of 2008 and May of 2009. But seriously folks, ain’t nothin’ but a groove or two.…

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Picante!

Here is something I think you will really enjoy: this is a recording of a really dynamic group I was lucky enough to be a part of in Ann Arbor during the early eighties — a Latin Jazz group that called itself “Picante”  — that means “spicy” for those of you gringos that don’t speak…

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Jerry Carr: this Must Be Heaven

Throwdown by Jerry Carr Album: This Must Be Heaven Label: Cherie Records (a division of Atlantic Records) Year released: 1981 Producer: William Talbert Executive Producer: Norton Stern Horn Arrangements: Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock fyi: the coolest horn parts are in the second half of the song!!! Jerry Carr was/is a local Detroit Artist that was produced…

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Old Tapes

When my father died last year, it sort of put a whole new perspective on my life. When I saw the writeup on him in the New York Times, and all the many others, and how they listed all his accomplishments, I sort of realised how I hadn’t ever done the same thing for myself… just…

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Captain Jarvis

I received my new copy of Captain Jarvis today… the record was not released on CD, Noel died in 1994 ya know… the only copy I had was my original vinyl disc from 1979. I used it to make an mp3 a couple of months ago, but there was still an annoying skip that’s been…

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Axel’s on 8 Mile with Norma Jean Bell

Hugh J. Hitchcock performing with Norma Jean Bell & the All-Stars

I went down to Florida with my Thai girlfriend in May of 1982. We both got homesick after a while, so we came back up to Michigan in January of 1983. After returning to Michigan, I scored a gig with Norma Jean Bell and the All-Stars, who had a house gig at a club in…

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