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  • Audio CD (June 17, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 1981
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B00000I0RK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,503 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Heavy On Easy
2. Segue/There's A Way
3. Stay Awake
4. Solid Ground
5. Your Stuff
6. Just As You Are
7. Summer Fool
8. Good Feelings

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Laurie on August 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I remember this album from when my mother used to clean the house on the weekends, and ever since it has became an essential part of my life. This album is the most well balanced by Ronnie Laws, other than the out of print "Every Generation". This album so be the textbook example of what saxophone jazz is to sound like. Amongst the albums highlights are "Your Stuff" (which features his brother Hubert on the flute), "Heavy On Easy", and "Good Feelings" (which features his sisters Debra and Eloise as backing vocals). Overall, you will not be disappointed
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Golden on March 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I don't do many reviews; this might be my first or second, but listen up -- buy this CD. This is probably the best work from Ronnie Laws to date and the entire CD focuses around the latter period of Jazz (This was originally released in vinyl in the late '70's) where funk, R&B/soul and jazz came together in one piece of work. In my opinion, I would not equate this with smooth jazz -- this CD's texture and groove is well beyond that. 'Stay Awake' is one of the songs on the CD that makes you want to open your favorite bottle, curl up in the chaise with your woman (or man, however that applies) or yourself and just vibe. Not many dull moments to be found on this CD. If you know anyone who needs an introduction to modern jazz, this is the one to get
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 30, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is classic Ronnie Laws blending jazz and funk and groove with some of the best tenor and alto saxes and alto flute with a funky back-beat and bg vocals...man check it out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward D. Turner on January 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is his best cd/album. This project has it all vocals and smooth jazz playing by the saxman himself. Debra Laws is even featured on this cd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 12, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I recently was given this album by a friend. I say album, because it is on a record. I must say that this album sounds great. I wish they would release it on CD. Albums like this paved the way for smooth jazz. The instruments sound great and the composition of the songs is impecable. I give this 5 stars. Truly a masterpeace in terms of the jazz format begining to come out in the 1980s.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Le Master II on December 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
As far as singing Ronnie gives us a real treat with his versatility. His sax is always mellow and a blessing to the ears. But the two tracks, 2 and 3 includesThere's a way, and Stay Awake, both are beautifully written and performed. It is ashame that Heavy on Easy and either There's a way or Stay awake are not on his Greatest hits CD. Along with Friends and Lovers, and Every Generation, these are the songs that set Ronnie apart from other artists Jazz or otherwise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Frazier on August 16, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I found this used for 20.00 and so glad i did! This is yet another clasic jazz/funk/R&B CD from the Great Ronnie Laws. If you like this get Friends and Strangers, and Every generation. Flame is another good one, but it has never been on CD. This man was the SH*$. I never get tired of this CD or the other 2 listed above. I would give this one 10 stars!
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