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His fifth album, 1974's Mister Magic, was a commercial success, and introduced guitarist Eric Gale as a near-permanent member in Washington's arsenal. This is one of Grover Washington, Jr.'s best-loved recordings and considered a classic of r&bish jazz. All four songs (which includes Billy Strayhorn's "Passion Flower") are quite enjoyable but it is "Mister Magic" that really caught on as a major hit. Bob James provided the colorful if somewhat commercial arrangements, there are spots for guitarist Eric Gale… read more



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  • Avatar for jeffsumter789
    AHhhhhhhhhYEAH! Man, did we work the California Bus Stop off this! Mister Magic was the PARTY STARTER in the summers of '74 & '75! That was Senior year! WHOA! I can still see the Afros bouncin', bell-bottom pants, platform shoes, the sweat & the finger-poppin'!!! HA!
  • Avatar for jeromebracey
    my favorite track off of mister magic is earth tones...
  • Avatar for JukeBoxHero48
    Golly...has it been that long? Bought this in the 70's :-) Still love it

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