Sunday, July 1, 2007

In Crowd of the month: Billy Preston

Hard not to like Billy Preston, and it's still sad to know he's no longer around.

I've always especially loved his 1973 hit 'Will It Go Round in Circles'.
Had the 45 when I was a kid.
A great one to belt out, full on, when you're in the shower or alone in the car.
You know - - where you do your best singing...

Billy Preston rocked the hairdos, too.
He had the massive seventies 'fro, but there was also that mid-sixties straight quasi-Beatle cut, the one he had back when he'd appear on 'Shindig' and such.

He recorded his instrumental version of
'The "In" Crowd' on September 11, 1965, and the LP was released in March of '66.

See also: Billy Preston's official website, and a 'Fifth Beatle' page at The Internet Beatles Album site.

From his 1966 LP,
'The Wildest Organ In Town!',
listen to: Billy Preston - The "In" Crowd
(click for audio)

From the early 1970's, one of a series of themed celebrity Craig car stereo print ads. ⬆


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Anonymous said...

Billy Preston is great. I have a mint copy of "Wildest Organ In Town" that I got for a $1.00 at a thrift store. I like " It's Got To Happen".

Anonymous said...

"Outta Space," best funk instrumental ever.

Kliph Nesteroff said...

You forgot to mention that this album is arranged (with some compositions by) Mr. Sly Stone.

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