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O.C. Smith: How Sweet It Is

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Item Number: 72039
Artist: Smith, O.C.
Part No: 73039

O.C. Smith developed his reputation working as the lead singer for Count Basie. His first solo hit, the 1968 song, “Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp,” exploded into the Top 40. Smith's follow-up, a cover of the Bobby Russell song “Little Green Apples,” which won the 1968 Grammy Award for Song of the Year, not only made him a star, but cemented his place in the world of music.

 

“His husky, bass-baritone voice has lost none of its distinctive

appeal."                                               - The New York Times

 

The Ad Lib Series, now available on DVD for the first time, is a collection of 46 concert TV programs presenting the best Jazz, Pop and Blues artists showcasing their skills with a Jazz flair.  Seen on TV internationally, Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo. Each DVD features 2 episodes of the acclaimed Ad Lib Series.

 

“He spanned big band jazz, rhythm and blues, pop and soul

music... when he replaced Joe Williams in the Count Basie Band,

his 30-month stint proved to be invaluable...”

                                                            - The Guardian, UK

 

Now incorporating R&B into his repertoire, Smith’s success continued with hits such as “Daddy’s Little Man,” “Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife,” and “Together.” Despite his success, Smith retired from music after finding his true calling as a minister. When he passed away in 2001, O.C. Smith left behind not only a spiritual legacy to his community and church, but also an archive of classic recordings cherished by his numerous admirers. O.C. Smith's wonderful voice and magnetic personality made him one of the premiere artists of the 1970s.

 

 

2 EPISODES OF THE ACCLAIMED AL LIB SERIES ON 1 DVD

Song Selection:

Show #8              

O.C. Smith: How Sweet It Is

O.C. Smith:  People

Scatman Crothers: Mean Dog Blues

Scatman Crothers: Shoes (Some Of My Best Friends Are Shoes)

O.C. Smith:  I've Gotta Be Me

O.C. Smith:  See See Rider

 

Show #18

O.C. Smith:  Watch What Happens

O.C. Smith:  How Deep Is The Ocean

Judy Carmichael: Viper's Drag

O.C. Smith:  Please Send Me Someone To Love

O.C. Smith:  Stormy Monday

 

Featuring Musicians:

O.C. Smith: Vocals

Scatman Crothers: Vocals, Ukulele

Judy Carmichael: Piano

Art Hillary: Piano

John Heard: Bass

Harold Jones: Drums

Larry Nash: Piano

 

DVD Bonus Features:

● O.C. Smith Biography

● Scatman Crothers Biography

● Judy Carmichael Biography

● Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 min.)

● Digitally Mastered Audio & Video

● Dolby Stereo Audio

● Instant Access Songs

● DVD Recommendations
(1 Hour plus Bonus Features)

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