Herbie Hancock – “Watermelon Man”

Herbie Hancock Receives Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Royal Society for the Arts

Today (April 12) is the birthday of keyboardist Herbie Hancock, one of the most iconic figures in jazz. “Watermelon Man,” today’s Song of the Day, comes from Hancock’s 1962 album Takin’ Off, recorded when he was just 22 years old. Released on Blue Note Records, it showcased his precocious skills as a musician, bandleader, and composer. “Watermelon Man,” was a pop sensation, reaching the Top 100 Billboard Pop listing.

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