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LS-86071: Funky Skull / Melvin Jackson

[Front Cover] Label Type : pink Limelight
Matrix Number : SIDE-A LS 86071A- M1 1-1     MR
SIDE-B LS 86071B- M1 1-1     MR



Comments

cut-out hole on the top-right, but not so serious.

Inside The Groove

A legendary spacy-funk album full of electronically enhanced string bass.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Melvin Jackson, a legendary bassist whose most famous works are in the Eddie Harris band, finally cut his own album. The sound that can be heard on this album fully reflects the emerge of Heavy Soul and Funk in the late 1960s thru early 1970s. On this album, he plugs his acoustic bass into electric filter box (for guitar) and he plays so spacy phrases. Very impressive funk sounds here. A-1 and B-1 surely proves his unique talents.

An unusual funky album in the Limelight label's last era.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 2-45824 Funky Skull, Parts 1 & 2 (M. Jackson) 4:53
A-2 2-45825 Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me (C. Conrad - S. Clare) 0:51
A-3 2-45826 Bold And Black (E. Harris) 7:12
A-4 2-45827 Dance Of The Dervish (K. Chaney) 6:39
A-5 2-45828 Everybody Loves My Baby (S. Williams - J. Palmer) 2:20
SIDE-B
B-1 2-45829 Cold Duck Time, Parts 1 & 2 (E. Harris) 5:03
B-2 2-45830 Say What (M. Jackson) 4:49
B-3 2-45831 Funky Doo (M. Jackson - R. McBride) 4:53
B-4 2-45832 Silver Cycles (M. Jackson - E. Harris) 9:26

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

B-1 might be done by the latter personnel. Still investigating...

A-1, B-1:
Melvin Jackson (b) with:
Donald Towns (tp), Tom Hall (tp), Bobby Pittman (ts), James Tatum (ts), Tobie Wynn (bs),
Pete Cosey (g), Phil Upchurch (g, el-b), Morris Jennings (ds).

A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, B-2, B-3, B-4:
Melvin Jackson (b) with:
Lester Bowie (tp, flh), Leo Smith (tp, flh) Steve Galloway (tb), Roscoe Mitchell (as, bass sax, fl), Byron Bowie (ts, fl)
The Sound Of Feeling (vocal group), Maurice Miller (vo on A-3), Jodie Christian (p, org), Billy Hart (ds).

Produced by Robin McBride.

Recorded at 8-Track & Audio Finishers Studio, Chicago, IL
and Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA
maybe on July 1969.






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Labels

Side A Side B
[LS-86071 A] [LS-86071 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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