Friday, 28 August 2009

The Lyman Woodard Organization “Saturday Night Special”

The Lyman Woodard Organization

Saturday Night Special
( LP Strata Records, 1975 )
Catalog # SRI-105-75

A1 – Saturday Night Special (Part I)
A2 – Saturday Night Special (Part II)
A3 – Joy Road
A4 – Belle Isle Daze (Part I)
A5 – Belle Isle Daze (Part II)
A6 – Creative Musicians
B1 – Cheeba (Part I)
B2 – Cheeba (Part II)
B3 – Allen Barnes
B4 – On Your Mind
B5 – Help Me Get Away

Personnel & Credits:
Drums, Vocals – Leonard King
Electric Piano, Organ, Mellotron – Lyman Woodard
Guitar, Bass – Ron English
Percussion – Bud Spangler , Lorenzo Brown
Saxophone [Alto] – Norma Bell
Triangle – Charles Moore

A killer set of hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff Woodard’s electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell’s alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect throughout, very much like Death Wish-era Herbie Hancock! Ron English accents the thing perfectly with his languid guitar and bass groove, while Leonard King and Lorenzo Brown’s drumming and percussion can keep the groove adrift, or tear it up in a funky maelstrom depending on the mission of the cut. It’s totally essential Strata jazz funk and a record we’ve rarely seen, until now!

By Celo


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Bill said...

Great Lyman We shaoodard collection! Thanks for the share!

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