esther phillips

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ALONE AGAIN, NATURALLY

One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records -- a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times -- especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis -- and although there's some of the usual Kudu electric funk in the mix, there's also some deeper soul elements too -- a vibe that's often a bit laidback and open, almost more Atlantic Records at points -- which is a mighty good fit for Esther's wonderful voice! As usual for Kudu, the players are an all-star lineup -- one that includes Richard Tee on keyboards, George Benson on guitar, Maceo Parker on tenor, and Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham on drums -- and Don Sebesky's also on deck a bit, to sweeten a few tracks up with light strings. The album's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" that features a tasty break in the intro -- and other titles include a great version of "Alone Again (Naturally)", plus the cuts "Let's Move & Groove", "Cherry Red", "Let Me In Your Life", and "You & Me Together".

(manand)
 

6 comments so far.

  1. Green Onion 16 Μαΐου 2009 - 1:25 μ.μ.
    είδα lineup και έμεινα με στόμα ανοιχτό, κατεβάζω asap! thanks manand!!
  2. oksikemia 16 Μαΐου 2009 - 1:43 μ.μ.
    κατεβάζω και ακούω! ο λαός ζητάει και άλλη soul!!!!
  3. helmet 19 Μαΐου 2009 - 1:47 π.μ.
    !D.
  4. oksikemia 20 Μαΐου 2009 - 10:59 π.μ.
    παίζει το catalyst από willie dixon? thnx
  5. manand 20 Μαΐου 2009 - 11:49 π.μ.
    oksikemia dystyxws de to exw...
    tha koitaksw mipws vrw tipota
  6. oksikemia 20 Μαΐου 2009 - 7:29 μ.μ.
    έχω φάει το νετ αλλά δεν υπάρχει πουθενά ρε γμτ..

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