1st Dave 'Baby' Cortez LP in 40 years on Norton, Cover Photo

Dave Baby Cortez Album cover photo Jacob Blickenstaff Greasy Rock n' Roll connoisseurs Billy Miller and Miriam Linna of Norton Records will be releasing a new LP by R&B instrumental organ great Dave 'Baby' Cortez this month, his first since 1972's 'Soul Vibration' album. Effectively retired from showbiz for 40 years, Miriam Linna had tracked down Dave through his son David Clowney, a professional football player who recently played for the N.Y. Jets. With the help of veteran soul saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood and production Mick Collins (The Dirtbombs, The Gories), D.B.C is set to release a back-to-the-gritty-basics organ album that I am really excited to spin on the turntable.

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff, design by Pat Broderick. LP and CD available from Norton Records on 11/22.

Bonus: Here's a photo we shot in the stairwell of the recording studio, NY-HED, that I liked a lot.

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