Dave "Baby" Cortez with Lonnie Young Blood and his Bloodhounds (feat. Lonnie Youngblood & Mick Collins), 2011.
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Album · 2011 · 11 Songs. Though hardly a soulful, bluesy master like Jimmy Smith or dashing experimentalist like Larry Young, organist Dave "Baby" Cortez made his mark in the '50s,'60s, and '70s as a capable, often clever soloist and pop instrumentalist. His flair for catchy melodies, riffs, and hooks resulted in a number one pop and number five R&B hit with "The Happy Organ" in 1959. Cortez had another double winner in 1962 with "Rinky Dink," this one peaking at number nine R&B and number ten pop. Before his instrumental success, Cortez recorded for Ember as David.
David Cortez Clowney (born August 13, 1938), known by the stage name Dave "Baby" Cortez, is an American pop and R&B organist and pianist, best known for his 1959 hit, "The Happy Organ". Clowney was born in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Northwestern High School in the city. His father played the piano, and encouraged him to pursue a musical career. Clowney played the piano for 10 years, then he took up the organ.
Sealed, Out Of Print 2011 Original Produced By Mick Collins. Cortez's First New Recorded Material In Decades. Artist: Cortez, Dave Baby Title: Dave Baby Cortez With Lonnie Youngblood And His Bloodhounds Genre: Soul Type: New - LP Label: Norton Catalog ID: ED 380 Country: USA Our ID: 109429. View other items by this Artist View other items on this Label.
|1||The Lemon Drop|
|4||Let's Do A Slow Dance|
|5||Central Avenue Cruise|
|3||Flame Gettin' Higher, Fire Gettin' Hot|
- Recorded At – N.Y. Hed Studios
- Baritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax] – Paula Henderson
- Organ, Piano – Dave "Baby" Cortez
- Producer [Produced By], Guitar, Drums, Bass, Baritone Guitar, Percussion, Vocals – Mick Collins
- Recorded By, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Baritone Guitar – Matt Verta-Ray
- Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Lonnie Youngblood
NotesRecorded August 2011
Titles, credits, release date taken from official retail release of this album.
|ED-380||Dave "Baby" Cortez With Lonnie Youngblood And His Bloodhounds*||Dave "Baby" Cortez With Lonnie Youngblood And His Bloodhounds* - Dave "Baby" Cortez With Lonnie Youngblood And His Bloodhounds (LP, Album)||Norton Records||ED-380||US||2011|