Two excellent sides of funky Hammond jazz – courtesy of Charles Kynard, one of the greatest organists west of the Mississippi! Soul Brother
hood is one of Kynard's rarest sessions – and one of his best, too! The group on the album has a very tight lead line with David Newman, Blue Mitchell, and Grant Green, and and the record's filled with good tracks like "Piece o' Pisces", "Soul Brother
hood", and "Blue Farouq" – but our fave is a groovy groovy cover of "Big City". Reelin With The Feelin is probably Kynard's most famous LP from the time – and one with a groove that's slightly different than others issued by Prestige at the time! Unlike the other Prestige sessions from the late 60s, most of which were done on the east coast, this one was recorded in LA, with backing by funky players like Wilton Felder, Carol Kaye, and Paul Humphrey. The sound is a bit more free than some of the heavier lead-foot funk albums on Prestige, and Kynard's bubbling organ style is a nice match for the open rhythms laid down by Kaye and Humphrey. Titles include "Slow Burn", "Boogalooin", "Reelin With The Feelin", and "Stomp". 11 tracks in all!
(Out of print.)