Joe Carroll

Man with a Happy Sound

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Man with a Happy Sound is a wonderfully fun 1962 session, showcasing Carroll's breezy, engaging scat style on both standards ("Route 66," "Honeysuckle Rose," "I Got Rhythm") and swinging blues. Carroll's backing group -- guitarist Grant Green, Specs Williams and Connie Lester -- provides dynamic support, often taking the spotlight without stealing it.

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