“Song for My Father” is a 1965 album by The Horace Silver Quintet and was released on the Blue Note label. The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features a photograph of Silver's father, John Tavares Silva, to whom the title song was dedicated. "My mother was of Irish and African descent, my father of Portuguese origin", Silver recalls in the liner notes, "He was born on the island of Maio, one of the Cape Verde Islands." For more information about this album, check Wikipedia at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_for_My_Father.
Side 1 contains "Song for My Father" – 7:17; "The Natives Are Restless Tonight" – 6:09; and "Calcutta Cutie" – 8:31, We turn the record over and continue Side 2 with “Que Pasa" – 7:47; "The Kicker" (Joe Henderson) – 5:26; and "Lonely Woman" – 7:02". This album was recorded on October 31, 1963 (#3, 6, 7, 8); January 28, 1964 (#9-10); and October 26, 1964 (#1, 2, 4, 5).
This is Tom Morin and I thank you for stopping by to the Vinyl Classics feature, an exclusive presentation on The East LA Revue.com internet radio site http://www.eastlarevue.com. We love playing our vinyl records. If you have a favorite LP, let us know. We also dedicate this presentation to ALL the Fathers out there and to their legacy. God Bless Our Fathers! Recording Time 45m 29s