Behind The 8 Ball
  • Argo LP 739 Argo LP 739

Babby - Face Willette

Behind The 8 Ball

Groove Hut Records

Baby-Face Willette (org), Ben White (g), Jerold Donavon (d), Gene Barge (as), Eugene Bass (d)

Reference: GH66702

Roosevelt baby face Willettes early background was in gospel piano but after taking up jazz organ he appeared on Blue Note LPs by Lou Donaldson and Grant Green before making albums of his own.

After recording a handful of sessions for Blue Note in the early 60s (including two albums as a leader), organist Baby Face Willette abruptly left the label and soon resurfaced on Argo. Issued on the Argo label in 1964, these two albums are a prime example of soulful jazz organ from the time when funk was in its infancy. Both sets are further proof that if Willette hadnt been so underexposed, He certainly wouldnt be quite so underrated.


01. Behind The 8 Ball
02. Song Of The Universe
03. Amen
04. Tacos Joe
05. Roll em Pete
06. Just A Closer Walk
07. St. James Infirmary
08. Sinnin Sam
09. Mo-Rock
10. Bantu Penda
11. Dads Theme
12. But Not For Me
13. Misty
14. Unseen and Unknown
15. Zip Five
16. Sight in Darkness

Total Time: 71: 27 mins.

Tracks #1-8 from "Behind The 8 Ball" (Argo LP LPS-749). Personnel: Baby-Face Willette (org), Ben White (g), Jerold Donavon (d), Gene Barge (as, on #3 only). Recorded in Chicago, IL, November 30, 1964.

Tracks #9-16 from "Mo-Rock" (Argo LP 739). Personnel: Baby-Face Willette (org), Ben White (g) & Eugene Bass (d). Recorded in Chicago, IL, March 27 & April 2, 1964.


$17.58  (tax incl.)

Add to wishlist

Added to your wishlist.

You can manage your wishlist here.

You're not signed in

You must sign in to manage your wishlist.
Sign in
Delivery information:
Delivery in 7-10 days
Shipping rates Terms and conditions
Payment methods:



Customer reviews

No customer reviews yet. Login to leave your impressions!

Write a review

Behind The 8 Ball
Rate this product:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Your review has been added and will be available once approved by a moderator.