Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Flashback: Dennis Coffey

Sadly, they didn't have platinum status so many years back. The highest level of record sales was gold for selling one million records (at wholesale price) up until 1976, when they changed it to platinum. Dennis Coffey's "Scorpio" (1971) is a million selling instrumental from his Evolution LP that was sampled by many Hip-Hop and Acid Jazz producers. "Scorpio" features bassist Bob Babbit (November 26, 1937 – July 16, 2012), who along with Coffey are both former members of the legendary Funk Brothers, the studio band who played on numerous Motown recordings.

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