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.