Song of the Day: Georg Wadenius, “Cleo”

Happy 78th birthday to Swedish guitarist Georg Wadenius, who played with Blood Sweat & Tears in the early-to-mid 1970’s. Before joining BS&T he was responsible for starting two Swedish supergroups, Made in Sweden and Solar Plexus. He played wih the Saturday Night Live Band from 1979 to 1985. He’s also worked with Steely Dan, Dr. John, Diana Ross, and countless others.

9 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Georg Wadenius, “Cleo”

  1. Ooooooooo He worked with some of the greats! Fantastic! Hubby’s ear stood up to this one. I sure wish he’d pick up the guitar again! He was so good before. Have a great weekend John!!!!


  2. My last dog was named Cleo!!! She was good and also tried to say “I LOVE YOU” & I could hear it too, but no one else could. ~hehehe~ Well, I could!!! So my friend I finally did one Post (yesterday’s all by myself)!!! I was so proud of me you’ll never know! So was Sandee & Cathy!!! hahaha Well, I think it just happened! If you’re in my neighborhood you’ll see. I did it all by myself! ~hehehe~ I sure hope I keep the good stuff up & I’m back to normal! Whew~~~~ Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend!!! Sandee & Cathy has been helping me a lot, and I think I got it back again! Dam, I hate getting old :( Its a real DRAG!!!! I wish you & your lady a great weekend my friend! See ya on MONDAY! HUGS!


    1. I knew his work from the BS&T days. At the end of their “New Blood” album, he did a solo on Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage” where he did the scat-singing with the guitar solo like here. To have that kind of connection with the guitar, the voice, and the ear is pretty special. George Benson and Toots Thielemans are the only other two guys I’ve heard do it that well.

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