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Earl Grant ‎– Ebb Tide And Other Instrumental Favorites -1961 -Jazz, Pop ,Easy Listening (Vinyl) Mint

Earl Grant ‎– Ebb Tide And Other Instrumental Favorites -1961 -Jazz, Pop ,Easy Listening (Vinyl) Mint

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Earl Grant ‎– Ebb Tide And Other Instrumental Favorites -1961 -Jazz, Pop ,Easy Listening (Vinyl)

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Grant was born in Idabel, Oklahoma. Though he would be known later for his keyboards and vocals, Grant also played trumpet and drums. Grant attended four music schools, eventually becoming a music teacher. He augmented his income by performing in clubs during his army service, throughout which he was stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas.[1][2] Grant signed with Decca Records in 1957 and his first single "The End" reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album Ebb Tide (And Other Instrumental Favorites) sold over one million copies, gaining gold disc status.[1] He recorded six more singles that made the charts, including "Swingin' Gently" (from Beyond the Reef), and six additional albums (on the Decca label) through 1968. He also recorded the album Yes Sirree! and the instrumental album Trade Winds, single-tracked on the Hammond organ and piano, featuring the love theme from the film El Cid and Chaplin's "Eternally". This album featured some realistic-sounding "tropical bird calls" produced by his electric organ. "House of Bamboo" was another big-selling single. Grant recorded 30 albums for Decca, mostly on the Brunswick label, a subsidiary of Decca.[2]

Several of his albums featured tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson.[3]

Grant also made a few appearances in films and on television, including Tender Is the Night (1962),[4] Juke Box Rhythm (1959),[5] It Takes a Thief (1969)[6] and The Ed Sullivan Show (1960).[7]

Grant sang the title theme for the 1959 film Imitation of Life.

He died instantly in a car accident in Lordsburg, New Mexico, at the age of 39[1] when the car he was driving ran off Interstate 10.[2] He was driving from Los Angeles to an intended destination in Juarez, Mexico, for an appearance at the La Fiesta nightclub. His cousin's 17-year-old son, Roosevelt Woods III, was also killed in the accident.[8]


Label: Decca – DL 74165
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: Canada
Genre: JazzPop
Style: Easy Listening


A1 Stormy Weather
A2 Bewitched
A3 Canadian Sunset
A4 Dreamy
A5 I'm In The Mood For Love
A6 That's All
B1 Ebb Tide
B2 My Foolish Heart
B3 Deep Purple
B4 Misty
B5 Evening Rain
B6 Theme From "Exodus"


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