Friday, 28 August 2009

Mel Brown “Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlins & Other Greasy Blues Specialties”

“Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlins
& Other Greasy Blues Specialties”
( LP ABC Records, 1973 )
Catalog # BLS-6064

A1 Chunk A Funk (4:53)
A2 Seven Forty-Seven (4:40)
Composed By - Bea Brown , John H. Brown
A3 Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings (11:10)
B1 Time For A Change (2:40)
Composed By - Bea Brown
B2 Good Stuff (2:37)
B3 I'd Rather Suck My Thmb (5:32)
B4 W-2 Witholding (2:12)
B5 Home James (6:33)

Personnel & Credits:
Artwork By - Ruby Mazur
Bass - Unidentified (tracks: A1, B4)
Bass [Fender] - Ron Brown (tracks: B5)
Bass [Keyboard] - Jimmy Davis (tracks: A2, B1, B2)
Co-producer - Jules Jaikin (tracks: A1, B4)
Composed By - Mel Brown (tracks: A1, A3, B2-B5)
Drums - Greg Ferber (tracks: A3, B3) , Jeff Osborne (tracks: A2, B1, B2),
Paul Humphrey (tracks: B5) , Unidentified (tracks: A1, B4)
Electric Piano - Cliff Coulter (tracks: B1) , Mel Brown (tracks: A2)
Engineer - Ed Fournier (tracks: A3, B3) , Eddie Brackett (tracks: A1, B4, B5),
Phil Kaye (tracks: B1, B2) , Roger Nichols (tracks: A2)
Guitar - Herb Ellis (tracks: B5) , Mel Brown (tracks: A1-B5)
Harmonica - Matthew Kelly (tracks: B3)
Organ - Cliff Coulter (tracks: A3, B3) , Gerald Wiggins (tracks: B5),
Jimmy Davis (tracks: A2, B1, B2) , Unidentified (tracks: A1, B4)
Other [Graphic Coordination] - Alan Sekuler
Photography - Al Kramer
Producer - Bob Thiele (tracks: A1, B4, B5) , Ed Michel (tracks: A2, A3, B1-B3)
Producer [Album Production] - Ed Michel
Programmed By - Ed Michel
Remastered By - Baker Bigsby , Dominic Lumetta , Kathryn King
Remix - Baker Bigsby
Saxophone [Alto] - Lorenzo Carnegie (tracks: B1, B2)
Saxophone [Baritone] - Tobi Butler (tracks: B1, B2)
Saxophone [Tenor] - Clifford Solomon (tracks: A1, B4), Onion Miller (tracks: B1, B2)
Trombone - Jake Riley (tracks: B1, B2)
Trumpet - Carl Vickers (tracks: B1, B2) , Mack Johnson (tracks: A1, B4)
Vocals - John H. Brown (tracks: A2)

A1: Recorded in Los Angeles, probably early 1968
A2: Recorded October 23 1970 at ABC Studios in Los Angeles
A3: Recorded July 1969 at Vault Recording Studios, L.A.
B1 & B2: Recorded October 21 1970 at UnitedRecordings in Los Angeles
B3: Recorded July 1969 at Vault Recording Studios, L.A.
B4: Recorded in Los Angeles, probably early 1968
B5: Recorded May 31, 1967 in Hollywood
Remixed at The Village Recorder with Baker Bigsby.
1973, ABC Records, Inc.
Previously issued in other albums.
( LP Bluesway /ABC 1973 )

Covers here.

This Albums is a collection of Brown’s earlier work from his Chicken Fat, I’d Rather Suck My Thumb, Mel Brown’s Fifth, and Wizard LPs. The album starts off with Chunk A Funk from Wizard that’s a light funky track with nice horn play that compliments Brown’s guitar playing.
The second side begins with the groovin Time For A Change, followed by another light Funk tuned entitled W-2 Witholding.

By Celo

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