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Earl Stanley

Althought at the time of its release in 1965, Roger and Gypsies' "Pass The Hatchet," flew underneath national radio's radar, it was a fabulous New Orleans instrumental hit that predated the Meters brand of funk by four years.
 

 

It's also a composition with a second life, as it's recently been discovered by major media and been included in the Desperado soundtrack, on the television version of Police Academy, Beavis & Butthead, and used in Canada to sell GMC trucks.

 

 

The man behind "Pass the Hatchet" was the multi-talented Earl Stanley, who is definitely one of the pioneers of Blue Eyed Rhythm and Blues.

Above text taken from an article written by Jeff Hannusch in OffBEAT Magazine June 2001.

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Joe "Little Joe" Lambert was the drummer on Pass The Hatchet

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