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20.01.2008 г.

Frank Owens - 1973 - Brown 'N Serve


A lost bit of mellow funk, and one of the few rare releases on the Encounter label -- which was sort of a doper, more soulful version of CTI! Frank Owens plays organ and keyboards, and the group includes Bernard Purdie lending his trademark soul jazz drums (a very welcome fixture on most of the albums that appeared on Encounter), Bad Bascomb on guitar, Rick Cutter on vibes, Norman Pride on percussion, John Helstone on violin, Julian Buck on viola, Kermit Moore on cello, and others. Purdie produced the session, which includes a nice version of "Freddie's Dead", plus "Everybody Is A Star", Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady", "I Don't Need No Help", Galt MacDermot's "Suzie Moon", "Corner Of The Sky", Frank Owen's own "Brown & Serve", and more!

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - Drums, Producer
Doug Bascomb - Guitar
Frank Owens - Organ, Piano
Hugh McCracken - Guitar
Julian Buck - Viola
Kermit Moore - Cello
Norman Pride - Percussion
Rick Cutter - Vibraphone
Selwart Clarke - Violin

01 - Freddie's Dead
02 - Brown 'N Serve
03 - Everybody Is a Star
04 - I Don't Need No Help
05 - Rock Steady
06 - Suzie Moon
07 - Corner Of The Sky
08 - Ben