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Brick Product Type Compact Disc Bonus Track Soul R & B Domestic

Attributes: Incl.2 Bonus Tracks Discs:1 Country:Usa. Country: USA. Label: Wounded Bird Records ( WOBR ). Product Type: Compact Disc. Brick’s second album release on the Bang imprint had the Atlanta-based funk ensemble standing on solid ground. “Dusic” came charging onto the charts and dancefloors nationwide, and for good reason. With falsetto-layered vocals and a gritty, soulful backing track, “Dusic” worked its way to number two on the R&B charts. With lead vocals sung in unison, “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody” came right behind it with plenty of locomotion and stamina. The single popped the Top Ten at number seven inside of 15 weeks. The self-contained band had to its credit the reed and brass virtuoso Jimmy Brown. On “Happy,” Brown improvises his way through each verse, switching from one reed instrument to brass and back again — an outstanding horn exhibition on this appropriately titled number. The entire album is superb. Craig Lytle, Rovi.

Artist Twennynine With Lenny White Best Of Friends Jazz Music Compact

Attributes: Discs:1 Country:Usa. Country: USA. Label: Wounded Bird Records ( WOBR ). Product Type: Compact Disc. Catalog : 223. UPC: 664140022324. Configuration: D: CD. No one mistook Lenny White for a bop purist in the 1970s, when the drummer was famous for his work with Chick Corea’s influential fusion outfit Return to Forever. Under Corea’s leadership, White embraced a daring mixture of jazz, rock, and funk; Return to Forever wasn’t straight-ahead bop, but its members did a lot of improvising. White’s work with Return to Forever earned him a reputation as a fusion instrumentalist, and his first recordings as a leader were equally fusion-oriented. So it came as a major surprise when, in 1979, White assembled a band that had very little to do with instrumental fusion. The band was billed as Twennynine featuring Lenny White, and its first project, Best of Friends, emphasizes vocal-oriented funk and soul. Some fusion lovers weren’t happy with White’s change of direction, but from an R&B standpoint, this 1979 LP (which White produced with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Larry Dunn) has a lot going for it. With White on drums, various Twennynine members handle the lead vocals on tracks that range from the goofy funk smoker “Peanut Butter” (a major hit) to sleek, sophisticated R&B offerings like “Betta,” “Oh, Sylvie,” and the lovely “Morning Sunrise.” The album’s only fusion instrumental is “Tropical Nights”; otherwise, this is very much an R&B album. Like Tom Browne and Bernard Wright, Twennynine was part of Jamaica, Queens’ soul/funk scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s, which was best known for “Peanut Butter” and Browne’s “Funkin’ for Jamaica.” Best of Friends is hardly the fusion workout that Return to Forever fans wanted White to provide in 1979, but for R&B enthusiasts, it is rightly considered one of the finest albums that the Jamaica scene had to offer. Alex Henderson, Rovi.

Artist Brick Stoneheart Soul R & B Product Type Compact Disc Domestic

Attributes: Incl.Bonus Track Discs:1 Country:Usa. Country: USA. Label: Wounded Bird Records ( WOBR ). Product Type: Compact Disc. Expanded edition of this 1979 album from the Funk/Jazz band including one bonus track. Brick had numerous charting albums in the mid 1970s through the early 1980s. Stoneheart was their third album, reaching 100 on the Billboard charts. The band comprised: Jimmy Brown (lead vocals / flute / sax / horns) Regi Hargis Hickman (vocals / guitar / bass) Ray Ransom (lead vocals / bass / keyboards / percussion) Donald Nevins (vocals / Acoustic Piano / Clavinet / Moog) and Eddie Irons (lead vocals / drums / keyboards).

Kenny Rankin After The Roses Jazz Music Vocals Product Type Compact

Track Title. 1 Regrets. 2 With A Little Help From My Friends. 3 Strings. 4 Cue 2. 5 Lyin’ Eyes. 6 After The Roses. 7 What Matters Most. 8 One More Goodbye, One More Hello. 9 Cue 1. 10 Down The Backstairs Of My Life. 11 Woman, Woman. 12 To A Wild Rose.