Leon Gardner’s Igloo Records – v/a cd/lp
€ 13,90 – € 26,90 incl. btw
Mooie verzamelaar met funky, soulvol spul van de ons volstrekt onbekende Leon Gardner en op het ons eveneens volstrekt onbekende Igloo Records.
“B3 Hammond player Leon Gardner moved from Texas to Los Angeles sometime in the mid ’60s. Soon after arriving he set up his own Igloo records.
Leon also arranged and produced other bands on the label such as the deep soul classic by the Jhamels ‘I’ve Cried’ and Wallace Petty Combo’s Petty Cash but never reached the success he had hoped for.
As well as his other 45s released on Igloo, there were other recordings made for several other independent labels between 1965 and 1974, after which Gardner seemed to disappear under the radar. The general consensus is that he is currently was no fixed address and living somewhere in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, yet all attempts to contact at this point were unsuccessful.
This Leon Gardner / Igloo records LP was originally a project Gerald Short of Jazzman Records. Gerald worked on this over 10 years ago and spoke to many involved with the label who are no longer with us. He finally managed to track Leon down to a care home in LA but unfortunately, Leon passed away soon after Gerald reached out to him. Gerald decided not to continue with the LP out of respect, the information and text here is kindly supplied by Gerald so thanks to him for that. ‘
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