His best album, with three bonus tracks, including A Night In Tunisia, and a live version of Damn Nam (Ain’t Goin’ To Vietnam).
More lovely funk, Latin jazz and soul, bridging the Dust Yourself Off and Joyous albums. Kicks off with a bumping collaboration with Wayne Henderson and Side Effect, much sampled — and features Ghettos Of The Mind.
With a Latinized moog version of Gimme Shelter, a Johnny Otis, and a brilliant reading of Tito Puente’s Ran Kan Kan.
At last the bigger picture — the chunky, lubricious, classy funk of William Daron Pulliam, out of seventies California.
Some great Tom Moulton here. The Patti Jos are essential.
The Uruguayans’ first, best Milestone album — Airto producing, Hermeto Pascoal guesting, with the jazz-dance bomb African Bird. A buzzing, seamless blend of jazz-fusion flash with diverse rootical influences.
Quality dancers, proto-disco and ballads from Janice Barnett, flopping for Fantasy in 1976 — including the sweet slowie Goody Two Shoes, and the floor-filler I Told You So, evergreen with Beach and Northern fans.
An attempt to emulate the commercial success of his bro Nat’s Soul Zodiac, hot on its heels — same personnel in full flight, notably George Duke, and David Axelrod producing, but with extra sexological sauce.
Colombian salsa from its sixties roots through till the mid-seventies, covering all the big names. Another Discos Fuentes comp — and a bit glib, that subtitle — but fabulous music, of course.