Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wardell Quezergue R.I.P.

We're on a bad run of late. Three big names from the world of Soul have left us in recent times: first Jerry Ragavoy, then Nick Ashford, and yesterday Wardell Quezergue passed away at the age of 81. I've learned that finding any of those names in the writing, arranging, or production credits of a record means there is quality in the grooves.  

Currently my blogroll is clear testament to the esteem in which Wardell is held. I can't really add anything to the heartfelt comments found in those posts so let's just listen to another beautiful Wardell Querergue arrangement.

King Floyd - Handle With Care  (1974)  


ana-b said...

Beautiful beautiful tune....thank you.

I'm so glad both you and Red Kelly pulled out the King Floyd.

Darcy said...

In fact I have Red Kelly to thank for pointing me in the direction of this one a few years ago.

Raggedy said...

So very nice!