Sugarloaf – Green-Eyed Lady – organ solo
I find it fairly amazing that Green-Eyed Lady was released in 1970. The drums are mixed really forward and with very light reverb. It has a very clicky and open sound that still sounds fresh forty years later, which may be part of the reason why the song is still in rotation on every classic rock station in America.
There’s not a lot of info about Sugarloaf on the Internet. Their website is down (but sort of cached on Google). The song on iTunes is listed as being by “Jerry Corbetta formerly of Sugarloaf”, hinting at legal action around the demise of the band. Corbetta was the singer and keyboardist, turns out, and after Sugarloaf was in Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes, co-wrote the Grace Jones hit “On Your Knees”, wrote a hit for Roberta Flack, and later joined the Four Seasons.
What was hard about this: Once again, some very very fast licks. Also the solo is fairly long at 25 measures. What was easy about it: A number of repeated figures. Something extra I liked about it: Some subtle riffing on the main lick.
Here we go then, Jerry Corbetta mostly in the right channel, me mostly in the left, doubling the killer organ solo from Green Eyed Lady…
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PS – I posted the sheet music for Call Me The Breeze based on my transcription.