Here’s Joe with a frequent collaborator in the 1970s, George Benson, on a great up-tempo guitar and organ swinger, The Cooker.
Here’s Joe along with a who’s who of NY studio royalty backing up the singer’s singer: Luther Vandross.
I’m sad to say that Joe passed away this year, the day before Easter. He was 85 years old and lived a full life. Many people reached out during the services and the weeks after to let his family know how much they loved him, how much they miss him, and how much of an impact he had on… Read More In Memoriam
This track is from an album Joe did back in the late 1980s titled, To Russia, With Love. Joe Shepley, Jr. – Arranger, Trumpet, Bass, Keyboard Joe Shepley, III – Drums Maryellen Shepley – Flute Jane Getter – Guitar Mike Holliver – Engineer
The Collins Shepley Galaxy was a group that Joe fronted with the late Burt Collins, a fellow trumpet player who was a fixture in the studios and on Broadway for decades.
This is the cover for their Time Space and the Blues album, released in 1970.… Read More Time Space and the Blues