Push Push (featuring Duane Allman)
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Push Push (featuring Duane Allman)

January 1, 1971

  Song Title
Push Push
What's Going On
Spirit In The Dark
Man's Hope
Never Say Goodbye
What'd I Say
Funky Nassau (Bonus Track)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1971
  • Release Date: January 1, 1971
  • Label: Rhino
  • Copyright: 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation
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  • Total Length: 48:49
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  • ASIN: B001OGPT8C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,033 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pop goes the jazz November 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the only jazz disc currently in my collection, and despite the fact that Herbie Mann is definitely a jazz artist, some would dispute categorizing this as a jazz album. There are no vocals on the tracks, but the presence of Duane Allman, plus the heavy Top 40 song selection, and the fairly straight forward arrangements all tilt the disc more toward pop than jazz. Be forwarned if you're a Duane Allman fan seeking some of his trademark southern blues slide guitar: this is a Herbie Mann recording where the instrumentalists for the most part serve as a soapbox for Mann's flute excursions. Only one song, the title track, give Duane significant room to move.

'Push Push' was released in 1971, directly on the heels of some of the most celebrated songs appearing in the collection. In March and April of that year Marvin Gaye took 'What's Going On' to number two on the national charts, The Jackson Five took 'Never Can Say Goodbye' to number two, and Bread took 'If' to number four. The other charting song is Ray Charles 1959 number six classic, 'What'd I Say'. The disc also offers two Mann compositions, the title track and 'Man's Hope', as well as a bonus track not appearing on the original vinyl, the Grammy winning 'Funky Nassau', which was penned by Bahamian songwriter Dr. Offff Fitzgerald and his cousin, Raphael Munnings. Aretha Franklin rounds out the songwriting, contributing 'Spirit In the Dark'. There is absolutely nothing to complain about in these selections; each is a stunner, with Mann's own work holding up well among the more highly touted commercial successes.

The session musicians employed by Mann have references that read like a who's who among the era's most accomplished artists.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COOKS TO A SLOW BOIL July 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD
PUSH PUSH is a landmark of sorts in a number of ways. It came out shortly after the death of Duane Allman who, for all the fame that would follow, was a relatively unknown session player at the time. If other fan sites can be believed, it is fairly certain these sessions took place before the July release of THE ALLMAN BROTHERS AT THE FILLMORE EAST. Even then, it took several months for the live Fillmore album to simmer before most began to realize that the world had a classic rock album in hand. Whether you buy into the Brother Cult or not, no fair listener can ignore the black water and night whiskey grace Allman brings to Mann's search for a deep Southern flavor and root. Moreover, Mann was giving homage once again to the great soul music of the day.

As was typical of Mann, he only penned two compositions for this album. One being "Man's Hope" (record executives were fond of making countless puns on Herbie's last name for album titles) and the other being the eponymous "Push Push". It is on "Push Push" that the band actually comes together of one mind. It is the longest cut and in many ways sounds as if it could have gone on for a longer time to fully flesh out the spirit of the moment. "Push Push" is easily worth the purchase of the album. But the album goes on to the Marvin Gaye's transcendent "What's Going On" and Aretha Franklin's mysterious "Spirit In The Dark".

After "Man's Hope", the album takes a definite lighter tone. "If" was a rather sentimental and gentle ballad by a band called Bread. It was extremely popular at the time across a wide swath of the young and old and so was considered something of a piece of drivel by those who's tastes run more with the Stones, Santana and Humble Pie.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what a duet! November 21, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This CD presents the unlikely, yet incredible collaboration of Herbie Mann and the late Duane Allman. Mann is his usual solid self on flute but Allman demonstrates a side to his musical talent not exhibited in the Allman Brothers Band. They play off of each other is splendid fashion in recreating finely crafted versions of popular tunes (Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" being an example). This largely unknown album has been a welcome member of my collection for many years. Tragically, a brilliant musical talent like Duane Allman lost his life soon after the album was released.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars duane allman and mann in synergistic excellence June 16, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
what you don't realize about this one is that duane allman assumes a prominent position on all tracks. They trade off licks and complement each other in wonderfuland mysterious ways. All around brilliant.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed in Amazon - NOT ORIGINAL DISC! April 18, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
CAUTION - THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL DISC! They send you a crappy loooking case (not original one) there is no information in the disc booklet (other than a song list), and the CD is a CDR. No 1/2 naked shot of Herbie on the cover! BOOOOOOOO to Amazon!

The music is great - Amazon sales and disclosure - not so much.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the hottest guitar solos I have ever heard April 2, 2007
By R. Rose
Format:Audio CD
I recall first hearing Psh Push on the radio the day Duane Allman died. I wondered why the station was playing so many Allman Brother songs in a row. Then they played Push Push. The song began with a nice bluesy piano, bass and drums groove leading to the first flute solo by Herbie. His solo soared for a spell then came back to earth for a breather. Then Duane's guitar kicked in and I began to put this obscure record into context. The slide guitar took over and set a generous table for what was to come. Then Duane cut loose and pulled the tablecloth off. The work is some of his best, adding not just to his own body of work but pulling the best out of Herbie as well with the 'call and response' interplay that is a keynote of Jazz.

This was always one of my favorite songs. I went through three copies of the LP but never got around to buying it on CD until today. Just hearing the samples brought me back to those days.
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Herbie Mann has always experimented with different kinds of music and on this cd he brings in Duanne Allman on guitar to complement his sound. Read more
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This release was the follow-up to "Memphis Underground" and is way more accessible. With the assistance of some of the Muscle
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Published 1 month ago by bassmanmusic
5.0 out of 5 stars great to find this as cd
looked for a long time to find these, had tried to record my vinyl copies when my son suggested I look on Amazon and lo and behold I found it.
Published 2 months ago by Alan L Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I have been listening to this for years, it never gets old. Duane Allman at his best, and Herbie Mann makes his flute do amazing things! Together, perfection.
Published 3 months ago by andrea roy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great find!
If you like Herbie Mann and you're a 70s guitar fan, you will love this collaboration. Great stuff! According to published Herbie Mann biographical info. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Benjamin S. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Jazz
The album "Push Push" by the great jazz flutist Herbie Mann has to be listed as being among one of his best efforts as a musician. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Janet Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Slow Jazz
Have appreciated this album since it was released 'way back. He has a style that is unique and listenable.
Give it a go!
Published 14 months ago by JEG
5.0 out of 5 stars one of Herbie's best
Always loved this album, but could not locate it, so I bought the cd. Duane Allman is featured, and he is no longer alive---great guitarist
Published 14 months ago by bluesberry
4.0 out of 5 stars really liked this--was replacement for one loaned/stolen or etc.
really liked Push Push and this is a replacement for one loaned/stolen or just didn't come back home. the cover and interior art is also sharp.
Published 17 months ago by robert
2.0 out of 5 stars Great music, HORRIBLE CD. Poor quality, no liner
Music is absolutely great. But it sounds like a cheap copy. Music quality is horrible, even considering it was recorded in 1971. Read more
Published 22 months ago by James L. Moore
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