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First Take

LP (Item 24740) Atlantic, 1969 — Condition: Used
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4.70 11

What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the sound is incredibly spare – with vocals that are much more soulful than any of Roberta's other records, and a sound that hints at Nina Simone, but which has it's own jazzy groove and deep sense of feeling. Includes the classic funky version of "Compared To What", plus "Angelitos Negros", "Our Ages Our Our Hearts", and "Tryin Times". (Cover has tape along the opening, some fading on the spine, and some marker and a bit of aging on the back.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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