Thursday, 3 September 2009

Chuck Rainey ”Born Again”

Born Again
( LP Hammer N’ Nails Records, 1981 )
Catalog # HNS-1949

Tracklisting & Personnel:
1. Continental Divide (5:10) [Chuck Rainey]
Chuck Rainey, bass; Roger Bethelmy, drums; James Allen Smith, all keyboards; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion
2. Motive, Means & Motion (4:12) [Chuck Rainey]
Chuck Rainey, bass; Roger Bethelmy, drums; James Allen Smith, clavinet, synthesizer; Raymond Chew, organ; Crusher Bennett, congas; Dom Um Romao, percussion
3. Sumo Theme (3:36) [Chuck Rainey]
Chuck Rainey, bass, vocals; Roger Bethelmy, drums; James Allen Smith, piano, organ; Dom Um Romao, percussion
4. Possessions (4:17) [Chuck Rainey]
Chuck Rainey, bass; Roger Bethelmy, drums; James Allen Smith, electric piano, clavinet; Raymond Chew, piano; Crusher Bennett, percussion
5. Born Again (5:33) [Chuck Rainey]
Chuck Rainey, bass; Roger Bethelmy, drums; James Allen Smith, electric piano, synthesizer; Raymond Chew, piano; Crusher Bennett, congas; Dom Um Romao, percussion, whistles
6. Sympathetic Magic (3:44) [Chuck Rainey]
Chuck Rainey, bass, vocals; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion
7. Lady D. (3:46) [J.Smith]
Chuck Rainey, bass; Roger Bethelmy, drums; James Allen Smith, all keyboards; Crusher Bennett, congas
8. Same Old Funk (3:35) [E.Haywood, Chuck Rainey]
Chuck Rainey, bass, vocals; Roger Bethelmy, drums; James Allen Smith, all keyboards; Paulinho Da Costa, congas, percussion; Dom Um Romao, triangle

Personnel & Credits:
Chuck Rainey – bass (on all tracks) vocals (on 3,6,8)
James Allen Smith – keyboards, piano (except on 6)
Raymond Chew – keyboards, piano (on 2,4,5)
Roger Bethelmy – drums (except on 6)
Paulinho Da Costa – percussion, congas (on 2,6,8)
Crusher Bennett – percussion, congas (on 2,4,5,7)
Dom Um Romao – percussion, congas (on 2,3,5,8)

Notes:
Produced by David Ackerman for Good Friends
Paulinho Da Costa appears courtesy of Pablo Records
Released: 1981, USA

Moving from LA to Boulder Colorado in 1980 after a marriage gone bad, I soon lost big city ‘trials and tribulations’ and felt like another person – thus the album tittle ‘Born Again’ fit how I felt. This tittle was and is not a reflection or reference to a religious change or experience, but rather a life style and mental change from big city trials and tribulations.
This record was edited, tracked, overdubbed and mixed in 3 studios: Mountaineer/Boulder, Chris Cassone/White Plains NY, ‘Jose’ and ‘Sumo Theme’ were recorded at Cherokee Sound/LA – David Ackerman produced and mixed for Good Friends Productions/Hammer ‘N’ Nails Records.
Now, some 29 years later, although this record sounds its age in time, it does reflect the fusion and eclectic music ideas that I had freedom to express in a music project!
Chuck Rainey

http://www.chuckrainey.com/

Biography:
Another instrumentalist more widely associated with soul, pop, funk, and R&B, yet highly respected by jazz musicians, Chuck Rainey’s been a star electric bassist since the ’60s. While Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke featured flashy, blistering playing and approached electric bass as if they were improvising on a guitar, Rainey’s forte has been a heavy, steady pulse and vigorous support, fitting into a rhythm section and locking onto a groove with a vengeance. Rainey studied violin, piano, and trumpet in his youth, then moved from Youngstown to Cleveland at 21. He played electric guitar and bass in various R&B bands, then joined King Curtis’ group in New York during 1964. Rainey’s done hundreds of recording sessions since then, but has also done a fair number of jazz dates. He played with Jerome Richardson, Grady Tate, Mose Allison, Gato Barbieri, and Gene Ammons in the late ’60s and early ’70s, as well as with Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson at the 1971 Montreux Festival. Rainey toured and played that same year with Aretha Franklin. He moved to Los Angeles in 1972, and worked there with the Crusaders and Hampton Hawes, and recorded with Donald Byrd, Sonny Rollins, and John Handy in the mid-’70s. Rainey recorded in Japan with Hiroshi Fukumura in 1978. He’s made two rare dates as a leader for Cobblestone in 1971 and for Hammer n’ Nails in 1981. Neither is around today, but Rainey can be heard on many discs by Franklin, Curtis, Rollins, and others.
By Ron Wynn (AMG)

By Pier

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Crazy said...

i love drums!!!! thx alot man. super nice

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