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Unlike many musicians, studio keyboard player Henry "Hank" Jacobs didn't emerge from the womb with a passion to play. He was 17 when he first ran his fingers over a keyboard. In the early '60s he met songwriter-arranger Kent Harris (previous leader of Boogaloo and his Gallant Crew, who hit the rhythm and blues charts in 1956 rappin' about "Cops and Robbers") and together they made the rounds, working studio sessions in the south in addition to New York, Los Angeles and other cities. They collaborated on Hank's first instrumental single, "Sting Ray," a simmering organ-and-bongo blast on Imperial in 1962. Jacobs and Harris hooked up with Sue Records owner Juggy Murray in the Big Apple soon after, and the result was "So Far Away," a minor chart single on Sue in January 1964. This instrumental has an atypical sound, as Hank first played piano on the track, then overdubbed it with organ, with the drummer leaning mostly on the cymbals, accentuating the subtle keyboard work. The result is soft yet powerful...after many listens, I've found the song occasionally morphs into something a bit different from what I thought I'd heard before...and back again the next time. Accidental genius? Maybe. At the least, a very cool record. The flip is "Monkey Hips and Rice,...  Read More

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  Artist   Title Format Quantity           Price   
  Hank Jacobs Bacon Fat 7"   3 listed $5 - $32 View All
Out Of Sight  Hank Jacobs Out Of Sight 7"   1 listed $29  Details 
So Far Away  Hank Jacobs So Far Away 7", 7" Picture Sleeve   10 listed $3 - $65 View All
Sting Ray  Hank Jacobs Sting Ray 7"   2 listed $8 - $12 View All
The World Needs Changin'  Hank Jacobs & Don Malone The World Needs Changin' 7"   6 listed $12 - $27 View All
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