Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Barbara & Ernie "Prelude To"

Barbara & Ernie

"Prelude To"
( LP Cotillion Records, 1971 )
Catalog # SD 9044

A1 - Play With Fire 3:31
A2 - Somebody To Love 4:40
Written-By - Darby Slick
A3 - Prelude 3:32
A4 - Listen To Your Heart 5:15
B1 - For You 3:37
B2 - Searching The Circle 4:31
B3 - My Love And I 3:00
B4 - Do You Know 3:12
B5 - Satisfied 3:44

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By - Barbara Massey , Ernie Calabria
Bass - Chuck Rainey (tracks: B3) , Bill Salter
Choir - Myrna Summers & The Interdenominational Singers (tracks: B5)
Congas, Percussion - Ralph MacDonald
Drums - Grady Tate , Ray Lucas (tracks: B3)
Electric Piano - Joe Beck (tracks: B3)
Guitar - Sam Brown
Orchestrated By - Eumir Deodato
Organ - Richard Tee (tracks: B5)
Piano - Keith Jarrett (tracks: B5)
Vocals, Guitar [Acoustic, Classical, 12 String Electric],
Sitar [Electric], Bass - Ernie Calabria
Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano, Autoharp - Barbara Massey
Written-By - Barbara Massey (tracks: A1, A3 to B5) ,
Ernie Calabria (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)

A folk funk classic from the early 70s and a weird little record that has a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The arrangements are quite soulful, almost funky at times with a righteous undercurrent that reminds us of Richard Evans or Charles Stepney at Cadet Records. But the vocals by singer Barbara Massey have a flanged-out quality that's clearly overdubbed, creating a double-voiced sound that's almost a bit like Brasil 66! This mix of modes is really great completely unique, and sublime throughout with a vibe that was years ahead of its time, and which is finally beginning to get some recognition these many years later. Arrangements are by the pair, but Deodato also had a hand in the record too and the core combo of musicians includes Grady Tate on drums, Ralph McDonald on percussion, and Sam Brown on guitar alongside more guitars from Ernie and keyboards and piano from Barbara. Tracks include "Searching the Circle", "Do You Know", "For You", "Play With Fire", "My Love & I", "Satisfied", and "Prelude" plus a wild remake of "Somebody to Love"!
From Dusty Groove America

By Celo

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