I finally found out that one of my favorite albums came out on CD, but in Japan of all places. The New York session group Stuff with their debut album "Stuff".
"Stuff" first caught my attention on an old episode of "Saturday Night Live" hosted by Eric Idle. Joe Cocker was the musical guest and Stuff was the backing band, and was also Cocker's touring band at the time. At one point, Stuff played an instrumental that I immediately loved called "Foots".
One of the key members of Stuff was a pianist by the name of Richard Tee. Tee unfortunately passed away from prostate cancer back in 1993, but was one of the greatest pianists I had ever heard. He is one of the key instrumentalists on George Harrison's "33 1/3" album released roughly around the same time as "Stuff" in 1976, another album I absolutely love, largely due to Tee's piano.
Anyway, I found the album on CD...used no less...and am very happy!