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What Would It Be Without You

LP (Item 25142) Survival, 1975 — Condition: Sealed

A really nice album by vocalist Joe Lee Wilson – a soulful, spiritual singer who didn't always make great albums! Wilson's got a mellow style of singing that's very much in the Leon Thomas tradition – and on this record, he's working with a group (and material) that really lets him hit his stride vocally. The band features Ryo Kawasaki on guitar, Ronnie Boykins on bass, Monty waters on reeds, and Rashied Ali on congas, playing in a remarkably restrained way (which sounds great!). The album features an incredibly soulful vocal version of Dave Burrell's "Crucificado", a nice remake of Coltrane's "Blue Train", and some strangely spiritual numbers like "Parting" and "The Lady".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a cut corner.)

Sealed

This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

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