Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Billy Paul ''Going East''

Billy Paul

''Going East''
( LP Philadelphia International Records, 1971 )
Catalog # Z 30580

A1 East 6:46
Written-By - T. W. Brown
A2 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? 2:42
Written-By - C. C. Courtney , Peter Link
A3 This Is Your Life 4:16
Written-By - Jim Webb
A4 Jesus Boy (You Only Look Like A Man) 4:17
Written-By - Moh Jakke
B1 Magic Carpet Ride 5:19
Written By - C. Makem , J. Cohn , R. Green
B2 I Wish It Were Yesterday 3:50
Written-By - R. L. Martin, L. Phillips
B3 Compared To What 5:20
Written-By - Gene McDaniels
B4 Love Buddies 3:40
Written-By - K. Gamble - L. Huff
B5 There's A Small Hotel 4:27
Written-By - L. Hart, R. Rodgers

Personnel & Credits:
Accompanied By - Don Renaldo And His String Section, Sam Reed And His Horns
Arranged By [Strings, Horns] - Bobby Martin (tracks: B2 to B5),
Lenny Pakula (tracks: A1) , Thom Bell (tracks: A2 to B1)
Artwork By [Cover Art] - Roger Hane
Artwork By [Cover Design] - Ron Coro
Bass - Tyrone Brown
Congas - Robert Crippen
Drums - Norman Farrington
Flute, Saxophone - Tony Williams
Guitar - Norman Harris, Roland Chambers
Horns - Sam Reed
Percussion [Shekere] - Charles Jules , Gerald Roberts
Photography [Back Cover] - Jim O'Neill
Piano, Arranged By [Rhythm] - Eddie Green
Producer - Gamble-Huff
Vibraphone - Vince Montana

Format:Vinyl, LP
Distributed by CBS records
Reissues seem to have the same catalogue number.

Billy Paul's Philadelphia International label debut boasts few of the hallmarks of its breakthrough follow-up 360 Degrees of Billy Paul, let alone Philly soul as a whole -- if anything, the album hews far closer to jazz, with a potent spiritual dimension that defies expectations even further. Apart from the Gamble/Huff composition "Love Buddies," the material draws from sources outside of the Philly International sphere, spanning from Rodgers & Hart's "There's a Small Hotel" to Gene McDaniels' "Compared to What." The arrangements are complex but deeply funky, perfectly suited to Paul's sagelike vocals. A fascinating, genre-defying record, finally reissued in 2007 as part of a two-fer with the subsequent War of the Gods.
By Jason Ankeny (AMG)

By Pier


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AmBrOsE said...

excellent post
Thanx :-)

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