Friday, January 19, 2007

Little Beaver: I Can Dig It Baby [1975]

Vox and guitar: Willie "Little Beaver" Hale
Keys: Benny Latimore and Timmy Thomas
Bass: Jaco Pastorius
Drums and percussions: Robert Ferguson, Willie Clarke and Glen Holmes
Background vocals: Betty Wright

Little Beaver's short career produced a few noteworthy tracks; this collaboration with 23-year-old Jaco Pastorius was one of them. Steady steady.

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Emmett said...

Nice! I wonder if Big B (AKA Big Beaver) will like this?

Beaver's voice is very reminiscent of Billy Holiday on this.

Anonymous said...

Big B is the immodest version of William Hale.

Anonymous said...

Jaco makes that track his own! He just infuses with such a funkiness that a twenty three year old should not be able to. Can't believe he was only 23 there...

I reckon this track is probably the best he ever used that signature bassline. Works really well with the vocals.