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jueves, 5 de enero de 2017

Dr. Lonnie Smith • Finger Lickin' Good Soul Organ



Review by Jason Ankeny
Although it predates his classic soul-jazz dates for Blue Note by a few years, Lonnie Smith's debut LP, Finger-Lickin' Good, boasts a deeply funky groove quite unusual for the mid-'60s, a period when few jazz musicians acknowledged the influence of more commercial musical pursuits, let alone introduced such elements into their own work. Aided and abetted by an all-star lineup including guitarist George Benson, saxophonist King Curtis, and trumpeter Blue Mitchell, Smith keeps the performances brisk and bold, galvanized by stiletto-sharp bursts of organ. Cuts like "Hola Muneca" and "Can't You Just Feel It" possess a raw vitality quite uncommon for the moment in question, and while it's disingenuous to call Finger-Lickin' Good groundbreaking, it's definitely a record ahead of its time.

01 – Hola Muneca
02 – Minor Chant
03 – Can’t You Just Feel It
04 – Jeannine
05 – Sideman
06 – Keep Talkin’
07 – My Babe
08 – In The Beginning
09 – Lonnie’s Blues
10 – Say Stuff
11 – Our Miss Brooks

Label: Columbia ‎– CS 9496
Released: 1967
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz, Rhythm & Blues
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