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The Harold Wheeler Consort, Black Cream (RCA, 1975)

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Harold Wheeler’s music credits are a long, strange trip – played keys on the original “Blinded by the Light,” conducted for Galt, and did the arrangement for Nina Simone’s truly bonkers/unpleasant version of “My Way.” Get this one for the opening/title track, the closest thing to sexy that a man named “Harold” can produce and the best slinky banger that Isaac Hayes with Johnny Allen on string arrangements never recorded. It’ll give you something to talk about with Yasiin Bey if you ever get stuck in an elevator with him.

B.B. King, Guess Who. ABC Records, 1972 (ABC X759).

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I’m still waiting for 3 of my friends to agree to join me for an As Nasty As They Wanna Be tribute. Until then, please accept my recreations of other album covers with beach scenes.