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29.03.2008 г.

Arthur Adams - 1975 - Home Brew





















Arthur Adams - Home Brew
Label: Fantasy
Catalog#: F-9479
Released: 1975

Arranged By - Wayne Henderson
Bass - James Jamerson (tracks: A1, A4 to B5) , Wilton Felder (tracks: A2)
Clavinet - Jerry Peters (tracks: A1 to A2, B1) , Joe Sample (tracks: A5, B4)
Drums - Stix Hooper* (tracks: A2 to A3) , Earl Palmer (tracks: A1, A4 to B5)
Electric Piano - Joe Sample (tracks: A1 to A2, A4 to B3, B5)
Engineer - Rik Pekkonen (tracks: A2 to A3)
Flugelhorn - Oscar Brashear (tracks: B2)
Flute - Ronnie Laws (tracks: B2, B5)
Guitar - Al Vescovo* (tracks: A2 to A3) , Arthur Adams , Dennis Coffey (tracks: A1, A4 to B6)
Horn [Baritone Horn] - George Bohanon (tracks: B2)
Orchestrated By - Donal Cooke
Organ - Jerry Peters (tracks: A3)
Piano - Joe Sample (tracks: A3)
Producer - Arthur Adams , Wayne Henderson
Recorded By - Don Cody
Recorded By [Additional] - Eddie Harris
Remix - F. Byron Clark
Saxophone [Soprano] - Ronnie Laws (tracks: A4, B5)
Saxophone [Tenor] - Ronnie Laws (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B4)
Strings - Jerry Peters (tracks: A4, B2)
Synthesizer - Jerry Peters (tracks: B1 to B2) , Joe Sample (tracks: B3)
Tambourine - Wayne Henderson (tracks: A2, A5)
Tom Tom - Wayne Henderson (tracks: A2)
Trombone - George Bohanon (tracks: A1 to B4)
Trumpet - Oscar Brashear (tracks: A1 to B4)

2. Do What Cha Doin'
3. The Blues
4. We've Got An Understanding
6. Keep On Dancing
7. First-Class Woman
8. Chicago Sidewalk
9. Bumpin' Around
10. That's The Way It's Gonna Be

25.03.2008 г.

King Solomon - 1978 - Energy Crisis


MEGA-RARE FUNK/BLUES LP
KING SOLOMON - ENERGY CRISIS
CELESTIN USA LP 1978

Price : EUR 298.00

01. I Got a Sweet Tooth
02. Energy Crisis
03. Political Rag
05. Sexy Baby
06. Get Up Soul Brother
07. Don't Play This Song
08. Our Song (Instr.)

11.03.2008 г.

Sister Funk 2 - 2007 - The Sound Of Unknown Soul Sisters - Compiled By DJ Ian Wright

A second great serving of all-female funk and a collection that's arguably better than the now-legendary first volume in the series! Ian Wright's definitely outdone himself here and the selection of work here is really really wonderful , with hardly any familiar names at all , save for a few smaller soul stars who are represented by some pretty obscure tunes! The vibe is hard and gritty throughout , but also plenty soulful too , and Ian doesn't sacrifice quality of the tune in pursuit of a rare piece of wax, so that the work is all top-shelf all the way through , a collection of female soul and funk artists who easily rival the biggest names from their generations! As usual with Jazzman, the whole thing's done with notes that are as careful as the track selection.

01 - Rhetta Hughes - You're Doing It With Her
03 - Dolly Gilmore - Sweet Sweet Baby
05 - Coletta Woodson - Follow The Wind
06 - Sandy Gaye - Watch The Dog
08 - Sheila Wilkerson - Baby You're A Jive Cat
09 - Richi Corbin Trio - A Woman Was Made For A Man
10 - Barbara Trent - Heartbreak Hotel
11 - Althea Spencer - Take Me Baby
12 - Cheryl Johnson - It's Not Too Late
13 - Barbara Howard - I Dont Want Your Love
15 - Cheryl Dorsey - If You Want Your Man
16 - The Fabulettes - Muddy Waters
17 - Keisa Brown - The Dance Man
19 - Hard Drivers - Since I Was A Little Girl
20 - Florence Trapp - Love Came Into My Life

10.03.2008 г.

Isaac Hayes - 2003 - Instrumentals

The only thing better than Isaac Hayes' vocal tracks are those wicked funky instrumentals that he used on a lot of his best early 70s albums and soundtracks , most of the best of which are included in this excellent little set! The CD does what someone should have done a long time ago , collects all the best dope instrumentals from Ike's classic Stax albums, with a focus on laidback grooves and slow funk numbers, including those that have been sampled over the years. And sure, you might already own a few of these on the original albums, but hearing them together like this opens a whole new door to Ike's genius , one that makes us appreciate him even more, and feel like we've been lucky enough to find a crate full of studio tracks laid out in a completely different way.

1. Hung Up on My Baby
3. No Name Bar
4. Let's Stay Together
7. Now We're One
8. Dorinda's Party
9. Type Thang
11. Driving in the Sun
12. Ellie's Love Theme
13. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [Mono Version]