Thursday, 25 March 2010

Jimmy Scott ''The Source''

Jimmy Scott

''The Source''
( LP Atlantic Records, 1970 )
Catalog # SD8242


Tracklisting:
1 Exodus 4:34
2 On Broadway 3:32
3 Our Day Will Come 3:51
4 I Wish I Knew 4:26
5 Unchained Melody 5:47
6 Day By Day 4:49
7 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 4:53
8 This Love Of Mine 4:21

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By - Arif Mardin (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 7 & 8), William Fischer (tracks: 3, 5 & 6)
Bass - Ron Carter
Drums - Bruno Carr
Guitar - Billy Butler, Eric Gale
Piano - Junior Mance
Producer - Joel Dorn
Vocals [Obbligato] - Cissy Houston (tracks: 2)

Notes:
Reissued as part of the Atlantic Jazz Masters series.
Originally released as Atlantic SD8242
© 1970 Atlantic Recording Corp.

Review:
After over 30 years of legal wrangling, the inspirational genius of Jimmy Scott has been re-released by master producer Joel Dorn on an album that is as beautiful and strong today as it was when it was recorded for Ray Charles' Tangerine Records. The lyrical links of "Unchained Melody" are absolutely righteous and the strains of "Exodus" could lead a listener to cry the Red Sea or to part it. While "Motherless Child" aches with orphaned loneliness, "Our Day Will Come" is confidentially encouraging. For over 40 years, Scott's frankly feminine registers, delayed deliveries, easy shapings, and full-soul bellows have been a source of inspiration and style for everyone from Nancy Wilson to k.d. lang, and this collection carries that legendary legacy into the 21st century.
By Matthew Robinson
(AMG. Copyright © 2010 All Media Guide, LLC. Content provided by All Music Guide ®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC. All rights reserved.)

By Pier

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

pw:

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Andy said...

Yes Pier,top post.A great album,play loud people!

Flormega said...

Yo Pier che cazzo e successo a bayword???????

Un'abbracciuo!

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Flo:

http://forum.suprbay.org/showthread.php?tid=61696&pid=457644

cheeba said...

I couold never lay my hands on a vinyl copy and always wanted to hear more of this one.

THANKS JP!

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