is a collection of tracks cut by Carson Whitsett
over the years in his Nashville home studio. They
grew out of doodlings on the B-3 organ, which Carson
either laid down as a one man band (tracking all the
instruments himself) or with help from various
friends, such as
(drums), Danny Jones (drums),
(guitar), Tony Joe White (guitar), Larry Byrom (gutar),
Don Barrett (bass) and
Whitsett’s first recording session occurred in 1961
as a 16-year-old member of his older brother’s band
(Tim Whitsett & The Imperial Show Band). From then,
until his death from brain cancer in 2007, he was a
highly respected force in the studio, working with
artists in every genre, including Paul Simon, B.B.
King, Tony Joe White, Janis Ian, Bobby Blue Bland,
Johnnie Taylor, The MGs, Connie Francis, Z.Z. Hill,
Patti Page, Little Milton, Paul Davis, and Kathy
He also was a prolific, multi-genre songwriter with
cuts by Joe Cocker, Solomon Burke,
Conway Twitty, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Jerry
Butler, Lorrie Morgan,
Wilson Pickett, James Carr,
William Bell, Suzy Bogguss, Etta James,
Ruth Brown, Dorothy Moore, Fred Knobloch, Conway
Twitty, Barbara Mandrell, John Anderson,
and the Staple Singers.
Carson knew no boundaries when drawing inspiration
for his creative energies. These tracks reflect
influences from the likes of Jimmy Smith, Booker T.
Jones, Art Blakey, Jimmy McGriff, Thelonious Monk,
Ramsey Lewis, The Meters, and Ray Charles.