- Ernest Lane - Piano, Vocals
- ? - Bass
- Seth Blumberg - Guitar
- Leo Dombecki, Paulie Cerra - Sax
- Mackinley "Mack" Johnson - Trumpet
- Bill Ray - Drums
Note: Please let me know who played bass on this recording.
Ernest Lane was the pianist who played with Ike Turner and was his oldest childhood friend. They grew up together in Clarksdale, MS and maintained that friendship all the way to the very end.
The stories that they would tell were hilarious mostly, some dark and incredulous. It was always fun to sit around and listen to them argue too. Lane always kept $500 on him, as he would occasionally come out with "Ike Turner, here's your $500 from such & such"...some long ago debt that he wouldn't let go, and Ike would never thak the money. Or if he did take it would give it back a little while later. Those guys...
We recorded this album in about 2006 up in Los Angeles at Leon Heywood's place off Crenshaw. It was funky through & through. The room we tracked in was the scene of many great albums. One of my heroes James Gadson had tracked in that room so for me it was a spiritual experience.
On another note, I also did the album cover for this; it was my first attempt and I since learned a lot about design and layout. One has to start somewhere!