“Is It Too Late?” by Duke Edwards and The Young Ones - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1968Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Eddie “Poppa Duke” Edwards was a renowned recording artist who performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden. Born February 24, 1936, into a Creole family filled with generations of jazz musicians, he began his personal musical career in the US Coast Guard’s Drum and Bugle Corps. Following his tenor at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, he traveled to Montreal, Canada, where joined jazz musician Sun Ra and his orchestra, studying composition and harmony. He released one LP as a solo artist, “Is It Too Late”, recorded in Montreal in the springtime of 1968, with his specially formed band “The Young Ones”, consisting of Clayton Johnston (drums), Bernard Moore (flute, saxophone), Wayne Prue (guitar), Julian Brown (organ), Doug Richardson (tenor saxophone) and Richard Woodson (trombone). He pours out his heart and soul on the title-track; clearly he was one the good guys. He had an interesting life after his stint as a recording artist, working in the community with the objective to create better race relations between people of all races while teaching universal brotherhood and New Orleans Jazz. Aged 80, he died on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home in New Orleans, LA.

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A1 [13:45] 9.4.png Duke Edwards and The Young Ones - Is It Too Late? (Eddie Edwards) Soul Ballad
A2 [09:40] 2.0.png Duke Edwards and The Young Ones - Black Elephant (Eddie Edwards) Jazz
B [21:15] 5.8.png Duke Edwards and The Young Ones - Man: Don’t Cry Baby / Why? / Reach For A Star (Eddie Edwards) Jazz
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