Definitely What!

Definitely What!

by Brian AugerBrian Auger & The Trinity


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This was Brian Auger's proper solo debut album. It's billed to Brian Auger & the Trinity, but Julie Driscoll, who sang with Brian Auger & the Trinity on the act's most popular and best late-'60s recordings, is not present. Auger dominates the record not just with his organ, but also as composer of most of the original material, and as the vocalist. Auger was a good organ player, but not up to the level of the best British rock electric keyboardists of the 1960s, like Alan Price, Rod Argent, Graham Bond, and Vincent Crane. He's also no more than adequate as a singer and songwriter, and the record is only adequate, sounding like a more progressive-minded Georgie Fame. Auger's principal influences are obvious in the songs he covers by Booker T. & the MG's, Wes Montgomery, and Mose Allison, although there's also an odd version of "A Day in the Life" that is bolstered by an orchestra's worth of horns and strings. He gets into a Roland Kirk vibe on the title track, which is the longest, most ambitious, and not necessarily best cut. The CD reissue on Disconforme has a bonus track, "What You Gonna Do?," of undisclosed origin; it's a standard Brian Auger soul-rock original, taken from a vinyl source by the sound of things, as surface noise can be heard.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2000
Label: Disconforme Spain
UPC: 8436006499036
catalogNumber: 1903
Rank: 97799

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Auger   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Tony Randall   Wind
B. Altram   Trombone
Dave Ambrose   Bass,Vocals
I. Beers   Horn,Wind
Greg Bowen   Trumpet
Jack Buck   Flute
Leon Calvert   Trumpet
David Campbell   Trumpet
Devon Campbell   Trumpet
Keith Cummings   Viola
Patrick Halling   Violin
Cliff Hardie   Trombone
Cliff Hardy   Trombone
Derek Healey   Trumpet
Andrew McGavin   Horn,Wind
P. Poucher   Trombone
Alf Reece   Trombone
Stanley Reynolds   Trumpet
J. Simcock   Trombone
Ray Swinfield   Flute
Clive Thacker   Drums,Vocals
Peter Willison   Cello
K. Albrecht   Violin
J. Buck   Horn
C. Ford   Cello
A. Hall   Trumpet
J. Harris   Violin
J. Harrison   Viola
D. Healey   Trumpet
J. Hess   Violin
T. Lister   Viola
S. Margo   Violin
C. McKeown   Violin
R. Mosley   Violin
A. Peters   Violin
Tony Randall   Horn
B. Router   Trombone
B. Thomas   Viola
Albert Hall   Trumpet
K. Cummings   Viola
P. Halling   Violin

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Brian Auger   Arranger,Composer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Composer
Giorgio Gomelsky   Producer,Audio Production
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Eddy Offord   Engineer
Richard Hill   Arranger
Al Jackson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John L. "Wes" Montgomery   Composer

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