Fans of the organ grinder swing will know all about Hammond maestro ADAM SCONE. For a time one of the main men at Daptone, he worshipped at the Pantheon of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff et al. He fronted the Sugarman Three and was on the organ bench for genre favourites like ‘Sugar’s Boogaloo’, ‘Soul Donkey’, ‘Pure Cane Sugar’, and ‘What the World Needs Now’ and still found time to work with people like Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley.
Right now Adam works out of Miami and fronts the SCONE CASH PLAYERS who have three albums under the belts, the best-known being 2018’s ‘Blast Furnace’ which is just about to be reissued by Colemine Records on red vinyl – the colour selected to match the heat and intensity of a blast furnace and, of course, the music!
The concise ten tracker was (natch!) recorded in analogue in as near to live conditions as possible – and you can hear that on every cut! Amongst the highlights are ‘Bliss Machine’ which seems to have nicked the intro riff rom the Dramatics’ ‘Watcha See Is Watcha Get’ and ‘The Slitter’ with obvious James Brown hints. ‘Necking’ is a lighter affair – almost lounge soul-jazz, but never bland while ‘Jet Cool’ channels dear Johnny Pate’s brass sounds (if only we had Curtis to pen lyrics to this one!) For real organ virtuosity though go straight to ‘Grinding Wheel’ – a wonderful homage to Jimmy Smith.
The ’Blast Furnace ’LP will be available from August. Learn more @ https://www.coleminerecords.com/products/scone-cash-players-blast-furnace?_pos=1&_sid=306883153&_ss=r