domingo, 3 de abril de 2016

Forty Seven Times It's Own Weight


Funky and free-thinking fusion from the Texas scene of the mid 70s – a great indie album by a group who travelled in the same territory as the soul combo Starcrost! Although American, the work here has some great qualities that remind us of some of the best European fusion from the same time – a sense of soaring, stretching energy – and one that never resorts to too much jamming to carry across its message, and which juxtaposes heavier rhythms with some gentler tunes that really allow the horn parts some wonderful moments! Instrumentation include soprano sax, tenor, trumpet, electric and acoustic piano, and a fair bit of percussion too – all recorded with a great sense of warmth, almost in the mode of some of the best Fantasy Records 70s sessions! 

"This has been a true collectors item for many years changing hands for silly money (I've been outbid on ebay more times than I care to remember)mainly on the strength of the magnicently titled furiously funky breakbeat and clavinet driven"March of the Goober Woobers". As you can imagine I was delighted to see it's just been reissued on cd so I snapped one up at Dusty Groove and here it is in its magnificent entirety-all killer no filler! " (unknown)








A1 Weedhopper
A2 March Of The Goober Woobers
A3 47 Tears
B1 Jig
B2 Halyards
B3 Cumulo Nimbus 


Bass – Spencer Starnes
Drums – John Treanor
Piano – Dude Skiles 
Saxophone – Paul Ostermayer
Trumpet – Mel Winters

2 comentários:

  1. Caro Mister Pitch Black, acho que vou gostar muito disso!!!!
    Baixando djá, mizifi!!
    Abração!

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  2. This is a pretty remarkable recording, not to mention having some very talented players. I remember when this LP was added to the library of the radio station where I was DJing back in the 70s, and I played the hell out of it. I glad to hear that it's finally been re-released. Thanks for the share.

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