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Well Meet Again by Mose Scarlett Washington and Whiteley

I have no idea what lucky magic brought these three entertainers together originally but thank God for the fact that something or somebody did. What a wonderful combination of talent, enthusiasm and a love for old music and for each other! A loose relationship began in the 1980s and developed into a solid unit in the early 90s. Based in the area of Toronto, the trio travels far and wide drawing an enthusiastic following from blues, folk and jazz fans. Their repertoire of older tunes is phenomenal as well as being faithful to the original era's feeling. I have never missed a live performance when Mose, Jackie and Ken visit a local venue.

Mose Scarlett is a vocalist/guitarist with a voice as deep as the ocean. Ken Whiteley is a vocalist/composer and multi instrumentalist. He was a founding member of the Original Sloth Band back in the 70s and plays piano, guitar, ukelele, harmonica and excels on mandolin. Jackie Washington is a vocalist/guitarist/pianist and is the elder statesman of the trio and hails from the area of Hamilton / Saint Catherines and is from a family of musicians. His infectious voice is reminiscent of Fats Waller. In spite of several ailments, Jackie has never missed a gig. Together, these guys are fabulous entertainers and will play anything asked of them. Sheet music? What's that?

On this, their 7th album for Borealis, the fellows perform a wide range of songs and always inject their own faultless sense of humor. If you are as big a fan of Leon Redbone as I, you'll love Scarlett, Washington and Whiteley. As a matter of fact, Redbone did the artwork for Mose Scarlett's first vinyl album.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Mose Scarlett Washington and Whiteley
  • CD Title: Well Meet Again
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 1999
  • Record Label: Borealis Recording Company
  • Rating: Five Stars
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