A Man For All Reasons (Limited LP)

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Format: LP
Label: P-Vine / Groove Diggers
Year: 2024

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 A Man For All Reasons
A2 Blues For A Weary Man
A3 Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need

B1 Bee Bop Boogie
B2 Love’s Losers
B3 The Light Of Mankind

Originally released ca. 1980.

Baritone Saxophone – Bill Reid
Bass – Andrew White III, Joe Hall III
Congas, Percussion – Lino Druitt
Drums – Howard Chichester, Stephen A. Walker
Electric Piano, Organ, Vibraphone, Electric String Ensemble, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Producer, Arranged By – Hilton Felton
Guitar – Orville Saunders II, W. "Rock" Tipton
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Gary Hart
Trombone – Frederick Webb, Lincoln A. Ross, Ronald Thompson
Trumpet – Anthony R. Brown, Charles Fuller, Larry Davis, Leonard Ray Felton

Hilton C. Felton, Jr. moved to Washington as a teenager in 1965 to play organ at Hughes Memorial UMC in Northeast.  Arriving along with the resurgent national popularity of the soul-jazz and Stax sounds, Felton's skill and flair on the organ soon made him a fixture on the local nightclub circuit.

In the 1970's, Felton joined Chuck Brown's Soul Searchers, led groups called Eternal Equinox and The Three Of Us, and founded the Hilton's Concept record label, releasing a dozen or so LPs in the 1970s and 1980s.

A versatile pianist, Hammond organist, and songwriter, Felton toured, gigged, and recorded with a variety of artists in DC and abroad, settling in the 1990s into a long-running residency at Kinkead's.  He passed away in 2007. 

Hilton Felton's music has become treasured on the rare collector's market, and thankfully the attention has led to some finely-crafted re-issues of his wonderful DC releases.

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