Soul Manifesto
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Soul Manifesto

August 28, 2001

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  Song Title
Groovebone, Part 1
Soul Makossa/Wake Up Call (Interlude) (Medley)
Soul Manifesto/Roll Call (Interlude) (Medley)
One Turnip Green
Ain't No Sunshine
Mobius 3
Soup Bone
Soul Eyes
Groovebone, Part 2/Last Call (Interlude) (Medley)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 16, 2001
  • Release Date: August 16, 2001
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Blue Note Records
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  • Total Length: 1:08:01
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  • ASIN: B000TENNI8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,528 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Going forward...looking back! September 4, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic album. Rodney Jones' name might be on the cover, but this is a real group effort...and what a group!Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Idris Muhammad on drums nail it all together wonderfully, whether on the up-tempo tracks or the slow ones.Dr. Lonnie Smith hasn't sounded as convincing in some time, and weaves around both Rodney Jones guitar, and the two sax players.He is the anchor for the rest. Jones guitar sound is skillfully tailored for each track. On five of the tracks the sax player is Arthur Blythe, Maceo Parker features on three and on one, "Soul Makossa" they both solo. My favourites are the languid "Soupbone" and the driving "Soul eyes".Both tracks give all the players room to spread out and express themselves. "Groove Bone" starts and finishes the album, and it sounds as though both were part of an extended jam, enjoyed by all. Part 2 clocks in at 11.21. Shortest track, and possibly least effective is the re-reading of Bill Withers "Aint no sunshine".This is a CD to play loud, with the repeat button clicked in. 2001 is proving to be star year for organ driven albums, and this is one of the best. Listen to it soon!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing the Soul to Jazz September 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
What can I say. This is a fantastic record. Just look at the personnel and you know it can only be slammin. Rodney, Maceo and the gang groove and swing and funk you to death on this one. This record is different from what Rodney has recorded before under his own name but the man knows the funk. He worked with Maceo Parker's band for years and grew up checking out James Brown. Highly reccomended. Deep liner notes too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is Awesome! October 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I saw Rodney Jones and the Soul Manifesto band live at the knitting factory in LA and this band is AWESOME! After the performance, I bought the CD and it is SMOKIN!
It amazes me how someone can listen to the CD and just NOT GET IT! Some people do not know the difference between frozen food and a gourmet meal...Soul Manifesto is a gourmet meal for the ears! I highly recommend this CD! There's nothing on the market today that can touch it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soaring Joy for the Soul August 30, 2001
By Steve M
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Being of a certain age this CD initially takes me back to the "Sweet Soul Music" of my early teens, but it's much more than that. Rodney Jones carries the tradition of his mentors, Green, Montgomery, and Benson forward with jazz built for the heart. The fabulous original material like "Mobius 3", balanced with select standards like "Ain't No Sunshine" and the gorgeous "Soul Eyes" makes this a recording to cherish, and it will never be dated or grow tiring. Seperb. Rodney, this is THE ONE!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!!! August 29, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a jazz fan who prefers some groove with my jazz. I like the music to reach out to me and make me feel good. This CD definitely does that. The vibe of this CD is so deep and so great, you can't help but feel good listening to it. I recommend it highly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Daddy-o
Format:Audio CD
If you like classic soul-jazz/boogaloo from the late 60's & early 70's than you're gonna love this. I am a huge fan of cats like Grant Green, Lou Donaldson, Melvin Sparks, Charles Earland, Reuben Wilson, Big John Patton, Boogaloo Joe,Charles Kynard, LONNIE SMITH, IDRIS MUHAMMAD and I am always lookin' for something new that captures that old school feel. Well this funky platter does that hands down. I have said this before, but anything with Idris Muhammad on it grooves and funks like no other. If you're lookin' for more jazz cats playin' homage to the old school funkmasters check out: The Greyboy Allstars, Galactic, oo Soul, Stanton Moore (solo), Robert Walters 20th Congress, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, MMW,....Keepin' the funk alive and strong!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! February 7, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Get ready to groove like never before. Rodney Jones is one of the world's best guitarists, and when he teams up with other jazz masters on this recording, the result is nothing short of magic. Unlike Jones' other recordings, which tend to be more mellow and reflective, this one is bursting with energy that makes you want to get up and dance. Still, there are some slower pieces, including a long and gorgeous ballad. If you have any interest at all in funk/jazz music and/or exceptional guitarists, this CD is for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it plenty. September 2, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Very smooth and groovy to boot! Maceo Parker and Arthur Blyth lay down some sweet sax into the groove bowl mix, giving a smooth taste of jazz and funk that the stomach digs like dark dog bone hunting. unlike this reviews word choices, I highly recomend this album!!! Perfect for background treats or intense exclusive indulgense. Talented humans making great tunes. ENJOY!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected soulful treat
Interesting, entertaining and expressive music for any jazz and blues music lover. I enjoy listening to most of the cuts on this CD
Published 6 months ago by Norton
5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven On Earth
I was in my car, driving along the frozen lake, when Soul Makossa came on the radio. It instantly brought me back to the time when soul meant alot more than just something you take... Read more
Published on January 19, 2012 by Jim Norcross
5.0 out of 5 stars Funksters Of The World UNITE!
Rodney Jones' Soul Manifesto is the kind of deep soul-funk that'll get your foot stompin' and your head boppin'. But what do you expect with an all-star lineup that includes Dr. Read more
Published on April 26, 2010 by DW
5.0 out of 5 stars This is another guitar genius with all respect!!!
This man ain't no joke. Awesome player, I listened him at Sirius
satellite radio station and I went immediately to a CD store and I got Manifesto. It sounds a little bit (Mr. Read more
Published on July 25, 2003 by "mrbongas"
3.0 out of 5 stars Different, but okay.
This CD was given to me for my birthday. I was a bit hesitant in receiving this one, and the giver knew I hadn't heard of him before; but I listened and it was just ok. Read more
Published on January 3, 2003 by Evelyn O. Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding stuff, you can't put it down!
Everything on this album is fantastic. The drumming is amazing stuff, the horns keep you interested in the melodies, and the guitar playing is at times understated, and at times... Read more
Published on January 7, 2002 by sublimetxn
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Any Serious-Minded Music Collector
It was purely by chance that I picked up this album in the store and listened to samples. I knew that I had to buy this CD, and that it would become one of the most important... Read more
Published on December 26, 2001 by Steven Sanders
1.0 out of 5 stars He has done much better
There's not much to say about this recording, because there's not much happening. The majority of the tunes are based on one chord. The melodies are non-existent. Read more
Published on December 20, 2001 by Carl Amundson
5.0 out of 5 stars Music Maestro
Rodney Jones shows another facet of his prodigous talent on this CD. As to be expected with an all star group featuring Dr. Read more
Published on October 31, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Blazing...
First, Let me say that I am a hip-hop artist and I love hip-hop music. A few weeks ago I was in Tower records buying some music and they were playing Rodney's new CD - Soul... Read more
Published on October 17, 2001
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