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Solid Ground

Ronnie LawsAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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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: #65,557 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a Masterpiece 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
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Love me some Classic Ronnie Laws! April 30, 1999
By A Customer
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
5.0 out of 5 stars His best 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
5.0 out of 5 stars More 80's groove February 12, 2006
A Kid's Review
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
4.0 out of 5 stars One of his Best 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff August 12, 2009
By Bluedex
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Considering how good 'Every Generation' was, i wasn't sure his follow-up could live up to it. I was pleasantly wrong. I bought Sold Ground on LP when it was released back in 1980 & it always was a favorite. Glad to see it reissued on CD (which i bought again) and hopefully 'Flame' from 1978 will be reissued as well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Ground is a solid cd!
I am a big fan of Ronnie Laws and this cd helps prove it! Solid Ground came out while I was in high school. Loved it then, and I love it now.
Published 2 months ago by superheroine
5.0 out of 5 stars THERE IS ONLY ONE RONNIE LAWS!!!
I just have to let all of the listeners out there know that the music of Mr. Ronnie Laws(Pressure Sensitive,Fever,Every Generation) helped me get through my college years(1975-80),... Read more
Published 11 months ago by T. V. Champion
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this cd.
I ordered the cd for the songs I knew, but it's a great collection. I received it before the time expected. Exceptional service from Amazon.
Published on October 20, 2008 by Beebe
5.0 out of 5 stars Ronnie Laws -Solid Ground
This CD is so special because my brother gave me this on album when i turned 18 and he passed 8 years later and someone stole my album. Read more
Published on July 27, 2008 by Harold Hogan
5.0 out of 5 stars If you find it grab it!
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. Read more
Published on August 16, 2007 by K. Frazier
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Ground Indeed
Once upon a time in the early 80's there was no such thing as smooth jazz.And when lighter hearted fusion was made it tended to have a far more diverse range of colors. Read more
Published on July 31, 2005 by Andre S. Grindle
5.0 out of 5 stars His best
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.
Published on January 28, 2000 by Edward D. Turner
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