Arnold Albury & the Casuals – “That’s A Bet” – Dade Records (1970)

Arnold “Hoss” Albury is a king of the keys, and his Miami soul sound is world famous. His musical style was shaped by his time with the famous “Marching One Hundreds” of Florida A&M University. But back in Miami, he offered Henry Stone’s various labels a heartfelt soul, a feel for the blues, and an innate funk. His work with The Casuals, and The Rising Sun, as well as artists like Helene Smith, Lynne Williams, James Knight and The Butlers, Sam Early, Frank Williams and The Rocketeers, Betty Wright, and The Oceanliners, help form the DNA of the Miami Sound.


With releases on Alston, Cat, Dade, Dig, and Suncut, to name a few, he is a featured player on tracks like, “My Baby Don’t Understand,” a West coast Mexican-American Lowrider slow jam favorite. His magic touch gave every recording sauce and flavor; and the family-oriented culture that surrounded Henry Stone’s labels for decades encouraged greatness. Arnold Albury and The Casuals are a true Miami band with a classic sound.

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