The Story of Salt & Pepper
Salt & Pepper, consisting of Eddie Mobley and Tony Nardi, have been making music together for over 40 years. Whether as a duo or a full band, Mobley's soulful Southern Georgia vocals blends perfectly with Nardi's Chicago Blues Hammond. They continue to perform their unique style of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Motown in Arkansas, Colorado, and as far away as Melbourne, Australia.
Tony Nardi & Eddie Mobley first met and recorded together as a group while serving in the Air Force and stationed in Thailand in 1969. The soul and R & B group named themselves Salt & Pepper as a nod to their mixed color, a rarity at that time. Although the group broke up after their tour of duty, Tony and Eddie continued to play together whenever possible. Eddie decided to make a permanent move to join musical forces again a few years ago after their original recording, "Man of My Word" made a comeback in the Northern Soul Dance Clubs in Europe and was reissued on Kent Records as a new 45 and on a compilation CD. Due to the recording's quality, rarity and renewed popularity, the original 45 has become a collector's item and fetches thousands for the few remaining copies. In December 2012, Salt & Pepper was the subject of an article in the German pop-culture magazine, "gethappy!?", and in 2013 were also featured in Samantha Goldie's article for NPR Magazine in Melbourne, Australia.
In January 2013, the Salt & Pepper duo made the finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Salt & Pepper Band, which includes Dave Duplissey on tenor sax and Jay Payette on drums, just finished their newest CD entitled "Old Soldier's Blues" which features 10 original compositions.
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