From the Stacks

From The Stacks: Southern University Stage Band, ‘In A Soul Session’

It pays to read the liner notes.

Some folks collect school recordings. I’m not one of them, but I always take a look when I see them in the bins. You never know who might have been involved in one of those albums, after all.

Such is the case with 1968’s In A Soul Session from the Southern University Stage Band, which features a 19 year-old Henry Butler on piano. Yes, that Henry Butler–the New Orleans jazz piano legend. Not familiar with him? Have a taste:

This one doesn’t pop up very often, but if you find a copy expect to pay about 25 bucks. Happy hunting.

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