CANNONBALL ADDERLEY: SPREADING LEO LOVE



Cannonball Adderley feat. Rick Holmes: Leo
From Love, Sex and the Zodiac (Fantasy, 1974)

Growing up, I knew very few other people like me who had birthdays in August. I’m still not sure why since, as an adult, I’ve met far more fellow Leos. Maybe it’s just like a Leo to think we’re rolling solo.

This much is for certain – anyone who blogs as much as I do must have a need to shake my mane. I’m as textbook Leo as they come – pompous and patronizing but also loyal and generous. Or is that pompous to say that?

F— it. It’s my birthday and I’ll preen if I want to. Shouts to those who share the day with me:
Marcus Garvey
Robert DeNiro
Posdnuos of De La Soul.

Gas face to:
Davy Crockett

“Leo” comes off of the deliciously smooth Love, Sex and the Zodiac album by Cannonball Adderley, narrated by Rick Holmes (he of the bedroom voice). Watch out – there’s two albums by the same men with the same concept. The other is called Soul Zodiac and came out on Capitol. Personally, I don’t think it’s as good. (Thanks, H. Todd).

Not every cut on the LP is as funky as this – “Taurus is a great sign in that regard and “Scorpio” isn’t bad either but I’m digging on Leo’s “Get Up, Stand Up” chord progression.

Just remember, Leos are for lovers.

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