Stirrin’ Up Bees (2007)

Robert Peckman, known as Pecky amongst fellow musicians, is a talented R&B/Soul singer, songwriter, bassist, drummer and percussionist.  In fact, when I met Pecky, he was the drummer for a house band at the Chapel of Blues in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pecky was half of the Billboard charting duo called Q who released an album on Epic Records entitled Dancin’ Man in 1977.  He was also a part of Mike & Ike, whose Arctic Records single “Ya Ya” from the ’60s, and the flip side “Sax on the Track” still gets plays on the northern-soul scene.

It was great working with Pecky in the studio!  Being a multi-instrumentalist and drummer himself, he knew the types of grooves he wanted for his tunes and would even sometimes sit down at the kit and demonstrate to me what he was looking for.

I played all of the tracks on Stirrin’ Up Bees in 2007, which includes the first vocal performance by Otis Redding’s protégé, the “blue eyed soul singer”, Johnny Daye since his Stax releases in 1968.  I also played most of the tracks on Pecky’s second solo release, Right Where I Want To Be in 2010.

Robert Peckman, Stirrin’ Up Bees (2007):

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