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Rodgers Grant
Rodgers (* 1936) was a jazz pianist, composer, and lyricist. After working with saxophonist Hugo Dickens in the 1950s, he became pianist for Mongo Santamaría in the 1960s. In 1963, Grant wrote the hit "Yeh! Yeh!" with Pat Patrick. Jon Hendricks wrote lyrics for the song and recorded it with Lambert and Bavan at the Newport Jazz Festival of 1963. Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames had a hit with the song in 1965.
Trombonist Scott Whitfield recorded two of Grant's compositions on Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra East - Live at Birdland (2004).
Rodgers died in 2012.
from wikipedia


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Columbia CS 9653

Mongo Santamaría, congas
Sonny Fortune, alto sax, baritone sax
Hubert Laws, sax, flute
Mauricio Smith, sax, flute
Louis Gasca, trumpet
Rodgers Grant, piano, organ
Victor Venegas, bass
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums
Stephen Berrios, drums, timbales
"Chihuaha", percussion
Ray Maldonado, percussion

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