Roomful of Blues – Smack Dab in the Middle – compare versions

This is a fantastic track that is pretty close to the same arrangement Count Basie and Joe Williams released in 1957. Ry Cooder also recorded it in the 70’s. Dig the cascading horns – they don’t really hit solid notes – they slide down. Here listen to each version and comment what you think.

Roomful of Blues 1997
Joe Williams and Count Basie – 1957
Ry Cooder is all over it

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