Earl Grant ‎– In Motion! - 1968- Jazz ,Pop (Rare Vinyl)

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Earl Grant ‎– In Motion! - 1968- Jazz ,Pop (Rare Vinyl)

Grant in 1967.

Earl Grant (January 20, 1931 – June 10, 1970) was an American pianistorganist, and vocalist popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

Career

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 BlissTexas.[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 single "Ebb Tide" sold over one million copies, gaining gold disc status.[1] He recorded five more singles that made the charts, including "Swingin' Gently" (from Beyond the Reef), and six additional albums (mostly 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. In all, Grant recorded 30 albums for Decca mostly on the Brunswick label a subsidiary of Decca.

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

Grant also made a few appearances in film and television, including Tender Is the Night (1962), Juke Box Rhythm (1959), and The Ed Sullivan Show (1961).

Grant sings the title theme for the 1959 film Imitation of Life in a way very close to an imitation of Nat King Cole

He died instantly in a car accident in LordsburgNew Mexico, at the age of 39[1] when the car he was driving ran off Interstate 10.He was driving from Los Angeles to an intended destination in Juarez, Mexico. His 17-year-old cousin was also killed in the accident

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~10 . great shape
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10) 
side # 1 - 10 / side # 2 - 10 awesome shape
BIN * 1
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Label:Decca ‎– DL 75052,
Format:Vinyl, LP 
Country:USA
Released:1968
Genre:JazzPop

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