[JPL] Song for My Father, 1st vocal version

dcrane at comcast.net dcrane at comcast.net
Mon Mar 7 11:14:32 EST 2005


The listener is right on two counts:  Bill Henderson did record a vocal with Horace Silver and it was released as a 45rpm single.  The tune was Senor Blues, not Song for My Father.  The vocal is included in the RVG reissue of "Six Pieces of Silver".

Doug Crane
Volunteer DJ
KUVO Denver 89.3 FM

> A listener called in asking us to play what he referred to as the first 
> vocal version of Horace Silver's "Song For My Father". He informed us that 
> at the same time the Ble Note Lp was released, the one with Horace's dad on 
> the cover, Blue Note records issued a 45rpm single vocal version of the song 
> with Bill Henderson singing. I did a AMG search and came up empty. Does 
> anyone know if the listener's account is accurate? I could not find any 
> reference to a Bill Henderson vocal version of Song for my Father. 
> Thanks in advance. 
> Arturo Gómez 
> Jazz 89 KUVO, Denver 
> Celebrating 20 years of Public Radio 

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