And here´s a real intersting story about a great session musicians from UK:
Mick Weaver (born 16 June 1944, Bolton, Lancashire, England) is an English session musician, best known for his playing of the Hammond B3 organ, and as an exponent of the blues and funk.
Weaver’s band performed as Wynder K. Frog and became popular on the student union and club circuit of the mid sixties. A brief merging of this band with Herbie Goins and the Night-Timers took his work to a higher level. Wynder K. Frogg—they are billed under this spelling—appeared on the bill at The Savile Theatre, London on 24 September 1967 supporting Traffic on their first U.K. presentation. Also on the bill were Jackie Edwards and Nirvana. The compere was David Symonds.
When Steve Winwood left Traffic to form Blind Faith, Weaver was recruited to replace him and Traffic became Mason, Capaldi, Wood and Frog, soon shortened to Wooden Frog. They played a few gigs before dissolving three months later when Traffic reformed. After this he recorded with solo artists such as Buddy Guy, Dave Gilmour, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon, Frankie Miller, Roger Chapman Steve Marriott and Gary Moore as well as Taj Mahal and The Blues Band, also playing keyboards with Steve Marriott’s Majik Mijits. (by wikipedia)
This is his third and last solo album … which at the time was only issued in the USA. The material on ‘Into The Fire’ once again is organ dominated Swingin’ London music, but it also includes funky moods and moves. (by shinybeast.nl)
This album by Wynder K Frog – a groovy Brit organist who’s probably best known for his work with Traffic, but who’s really opening up here, laying down some wonderfully jazzy and funky instrumentals with a fuzzy Hammond sound that’s really great!
Although the set was recorded in the UK, the best cuts have a soulful crossover sound that feels like it should have been recorded during one of the Cadet Concept sessions in Chicago at the same time. One cut has vocals, but the best are the instrumentals – like “Into the Fire”, “Howl In Wolf’s Clothing”, “Hot Salt Beef”, “Cool Hand Stanley”, and “Why Am I Treated So Bad” (by dustygroove.com)
Oh yes … this album grooves … !
Kwasi “Rocky” Dzidzornu (percussion)
Neil Hubbard (guitar)
Chris Mercer (saxophone)
Shawn Phillips (guitar, vocals)
Bruce Rowland (drums)
Alan Spenner (bass)
Mick “Wynder K. Frog” Weaver (keyboards)
01. Into The Fire (Mercer/Weaver) 4.11
02. Howl In Wolf’s Clothing (Weaver) 3.28
03. F In Blues (Mercer/Weaver) 5.43
04. Cool Hand Stanley (Mercer/Weaver/Hubbard) 5.40
05. Eddie’s Tune (Weaver/Hubbard/Phillips) 5.27
06. Why Am I Treated So Bad (Staples) 5.02
07. Hot Salt Beef (Mercer/Weaver/Hubbard) 4.54
08. Warm And Tender Love (Robinson) 4.12
Coming soon, the wonderful Wynder K. Frog Box “Shook, Shimmy And Shake”
with lots of rarities and a gret booklet: