Jimmy Witherspoon sings with some great help here – including David Fathead Newman on tenor, Hank Crawford on alto, Dr John on piano, Calvin Newborn on guitar, Wilbur Bascomb on bass, and BernardPurdie on drums. Dr John did the arrangements too! (Vocalists, Blues)CD
Wild electric work from Les McCann – an album of free, open sounds that's quite a change from his styles of the 60s – and from most of his other work of the 70s too! Side one features an extended 26 minute track titled "The Lovers" – a slow-building number that has Les on sublime Fender Rhodes, as things build slowly with this really spiritual current that comes from the addition of Yusef Lateef on reeds, Cornell Dupree and David Spinozza on guitar, Corky Hale on harp, and both BernardPurdie and Alphonse Mouzon on drums! The track is loose, but builds into some great funky moments – almost a keyboard version of electric Miles Davis at the time, but a lot more soulful. And side two continues the heavy keyboard vibe – with a killer remake of Les' classic "Beaux J Poo Poo" and a similar "Poo Pye McGoochie", both with the kind of choppy funky grooves Les laid down with Eddie Harris a few years prior! (Jazz, Blues)LP, Vinyl record album
(75 Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, small peel on the back. Name in pen on cover and labels.)
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