Stuff, caught here in their only performance at Montreux, combined the talents of five amazing musicians: Cornell Dupree on guitar, Gordon Edwards on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Eric Gale on guitar and Richard Tee on keyboards, individually they were amongst the most sought after session players of their day but together as Stuff they had a magic all of their own brilliantly captured on this DVD, which also features a guest appearance from vocalist Odetta on "Oh Happy Day" and specially written sleeve notes by Gordon Edwards and longtime fan of the band Chris Rea.
Tracklisting: 1. Foots 2. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours 3. The Gadd Solo 4. Stuff's Stuff 5. That's The Way Of The World 6. Feelin' Alright 7. Lift Every Voice And Sing Oh Happy Day 8. Ode To Stuff 9. How Long Will It Last? 10. You Are So Beautiful 11. Boogie On Reggae Woman 12. Do It Again
A rare film of a fabulous band
- Stuff: Live at Montreux 1976 review by RM
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Stuff were formed not long after backing Joe Cocker on his album "Stingray". The group consisted of Steve Gadd on drums, Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale on guitars, Gordon Edwards, bass and the keyboard player Richard Tee. Their brilliant musicianship resulted in several fine instrumental albums. This dvd recorded at a Montreux Jazz festival showcases some of their best performances. The two guitarists were already renowned for their jazz and blues influenced styles which can be amply heard hear. The brilliant rythm section of Gadd and Edwards drive the set at a frantic pace. Tee who was to go on to back a myriad of artists, including Paul Simon gospel influenced playing welds the whole band together. Apart from some dodgy camera work there is little to fault as the sound has been excellently restored. If you like 70's soul and jazz this is a must to watch.