When I saw Grant Smith And The Power‘s double drummers, I flipped out! It was amazing; actually the original drummer (of the doubles as well), was Charlie Miller. I took some lessons from him at Mason’s Music on Eglinton Ave. HUGE group=HUGE sound!
Hard hitting, brass punchy, with a great soulful vocal puts Grant Smith & The Power‘s Keep On Running ahead of all the other versions of it, in my music mind. I am crazy for that bari-sax intro! This era of Toronto Sound made me fall in love with horn sections. Also, listen for that Toronto Sound Fender Telecaster guitar cutting through; Tele is HUGE with me!
Come witness The Grant Smith & The Power freight train as it roars through Toronto in 1968…
Personnel as determined: Grant (Ellis Grant) Smith vocal; Val Stevens organ; Mike Harrison bass; Wayne “Stoney” Stone drums; Jon Palma guitar; Ralph Miller trumpet; Steve Kennedy tenor saxophone; Brian “Otis” Ayres baritone saxophone.
*I have absorbed, inhaled and envisioned every note of this music; this music which has allowed my musical candle to burn incessantly for decades; a musical candlecausing a burn that feels so GOOD; a hurt allowing me to create until I can’t.I gratefully acknowledge my Canadiana musical rootswith this blog.