American guitarist Dennis Coffey has had stellar 60 year career, beginning as a session musician for artists like Del Shannon and Vic Gallon. He was also an essential piece in the magic of Motown, working with The Temptations, Edwin Starr and Diana Ross. Coffey may be best known for his top ten 1971 single "Scorpio," which became a million dollar seller. Since the seventies, Dennis Coffey has been fairly quiet, releasing his last solo album in 2011. The Omnivore Recordings label wants to remind you of how great of a guitarist Coffey is with a newly released live show titled "One Night At Morey's 1968."
The show is from the Lyman Woodward Trio's residency at the Morey Baker's Showcase Lounge in Detroit. The band, consisting of Dennis Coffey on guitar, Lyman Woodward on organ and Melvin Davis on drums. The band would change up the set list every night to please their often repeat attendees. This new 9-song release starts out with the short, shaking seventies vibe of "I'm A Midnight Mover," before diving into the energetic epic covers of "Eleanor Rigby" and "Cissy Strut." The Lyman Woodward Trio also try their had at the Young Rascals' "Groovin'" and Richard Evans' "Burning Spear," which nearly reaches the 14-minute mark in this live setting. The album closes with the sweet jazz sounds of Charlie Parker's "Billie's Bounce" as the trio comes together on this amazing closing song. To find out more about the new Dennis Coffey release from Omnivore Recordings, please visit omnivorerecordings.com/