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Doc Powell

Smooth jazz guitarist/composer Doc Powell discovered his musical talent early: by the age of 6, the New York native already played guitar, and by his teens he was recording and performing live. These early performances captured the attention of many prominent musicians, including Wilson Pickett, who chose the barely-into-his 20s Powell as his musical director.

This experience led to a stint with Luther Vandross and his group, the B. B. &Q. Band, for which he also served as musical director. The group scored several R&B chart hits and made Powell a sought-after musician, working on music for projects such as The Five Heartbeats and Down & Out In Beverly Hills, as well as collaborating with artists like Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Teddy Pendergrass, and Vanessa Williams. By the early '90s, Powell branched out into a solo recording career, applying his smooth, jazzy approach to albums like his 1992 debut The Doctor, 1996's Inner City Blues, and 1999's I Claim The Victory, which added gospel elements to the musical mix. In the spring of 2001 Powell released Life Changes followed by 97th and Columbus two years later. ~ Heather Phares
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Track List: 97th & Columbus

1. The Flavour

3. 97th & Columbus

4. Two Hearts

6. Thank You

8. Ode To Chet

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Powol
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I know a friend named Braydon
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Thank you Pandora for springing Doc Powell on me! Made my day. ☺
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Beautiful and very personal music!!!
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dotdeedee16
love his sound, glad to fine a new artists for me
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Jazz is always relaxing music it just takes u away !!! Those old schoolers now what I'm talking about
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so beautiful. great sound, great artist
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reginban
Gotta love it! It's truly easy listening. I ran across it and now I can't let go! love it!
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Makes so easy to chill to, gotta love it
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Doc you shall always be remembered for your smooth style. Keep doing what you do.
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Doc you are truly loved in the world thanks for your contribution to the beautiful soul and sound that you are
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Have never heard of this artist, but he is amazing. Would love to see another cd by him. He is too talented to stop putting out music.
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tamadife
Butter....wi t h a tinge of soul
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You're awesome Doc! Please continue to wow us!
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I Love your Music! RELAXING ON SUNDAY 5DAY'S BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2015.. I can't believe you haven't came out with a New CD ??
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Doc. ..you badd nice and smooth baby !!
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Great music.
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theresetlp
Just discovered him. Wow!!
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He's awesome...be e n listening to him since 1992 and he's never let me down!
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Doc Powell,s a bad man!!!!!!!!! !
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Oh yeah! This works.
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lwalker9857
I really like this guy. But also not familiar with hi by name.
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not familiar with this guy but he's good
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Now I Know why they call him Doc,because he cures what ails you with his music.
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Doc has always been one of those artist that you could depend on to make great music!
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Fantastic mood music... a great artist
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geedavis4lif e
Real smooth! !
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Great rendition of George Benson from the 70's. First jazz album to sell a million copies. Also. Thanks Pandora.
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Like this cats groove gotta check him out he's smooth!!!
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I need to check into Doc's music a little more. Wow, I really like his smooth melodies!
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sizzzla2
Breezin' always reminds me of PBS back home in Miami, FL. They played this song during the station intermission . I used to watch Reading Rainbow and other programming on PBS. Great memories along with this great song!
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ronaldshaw08
MANCHUWARRIO R . Sounds really good.
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Sweet as it can be.
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Let's get smooth Jazz back on mainstream radio!!!
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Doc is one of the truly greats!
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Unknown Doc, is a blessing to one's soul.Keep being a blessing to so many.
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Alfoti1940

What's Going On is the greatness of Doc Powell!! To listen to his playing is just short of HEAVEN!! Keep on keeping on Doc!
God Bless!
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candythecoug a r
I remember this song while sitting in the back seat of a 2 door Cutless. My Dad was driving and my Mom in the passenger seat. Of course the 5 kids would be in the back seat counting the mile markers hoping that next summer, we'd get a bigger car! But the time we spent traveling was just awesome and this tune made it memorable! I miss the summer vactions but I miss you more DAD!
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Always enjoyed this song. Just put the name with the music, I'll be adding to my kindle.
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Smooth Jazz with a twist, cutting loose with a little Wes Montgomery, sounds so tight, play Doc play that funky guitar
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I was down with the Brooklyn Bronx Queen Band back in the day. I still have there 8 track. Doc is a bad man a real go getter.
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Love his style.
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Already have some of his music, love it!!
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First time hearing this brotha...I like.
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Lov that song .You have a little bit of George Benson in you and that's not a bed thing Live your dreams Great Job
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Very nice it has placed me in a great mood.Thanks alot
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Truly honors mr. Benson
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Heaven. right. here. on. earth. lovely
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nice on the guitar
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Doc is the bad love it
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