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The rest of the album may not his the same heights as "Kathleen's Tune" or "Compared to What" but it's still all great. Benny Bailey's solos make you wonder where he'd been hiding before this album came out (Sweden, as it turned out). "You Got It In Your Soulness" is another Les McCann gospel-influenced tune that makes you wnat to dance. And so on.
I've gone through three copies of this album over the years (LP, CD and now remastered CD), and played it for scores of jazz neophytes, most recently my 10 year old nephew- and he dug it. You will, too.
Some have made reference to the song's datedness, but I don't see it as a very dated song at all. Of course, Les sings about the Vietnam War (although he does not mention it by name,) and some may see that as dated, but if that were true, then any song that mentions current events is dated. Essentially, the listener must understand the times to understand the song. If one does not understand life during 1969, many of the song's references are either laughable or confusing. In fact, after one verse, McCann yells, "Sock it to me," one reference to a phrase used often on the NBC-TV comedy, "Laugh-In." One previous reviewer comented on the silliness of that phrase, but it's no different than hearing James Brown yell, "Hit Me!" Not only is it NOT corny, it's in keeping with the funky mood of the song.
"Compared To What" is worth the price of the CD alone, but each song afterward is great in its own right, including "Cold Duck Time," which Les McCann admits was given to the band by Eddie Harris that day. By the way the band plays it, you'd have never known that it wasn't a long standard on their song list.
This is a definite gem of an album.
more cd.every thing I wanted is there.to you guy you are the best.Thank Clemmon
Most Recent Customer Reviews
what can you say about this music.just sat down and made one of the best jams ever.Published 2 months ago by Robert W. Bangsund
One of the absolute best recording's ever made! Glad I could still get it.Published 4 months ago by Larrymac
One of my all time favorites. McCann and Harris outdid themselves on this album. Backed up by Benny Bailey Donald Dean and others this album rocks.Published 4 months ago by James Gordon
Love this album. Good vinyl quality. Excellent packaging and delivery time as always. Don't think, just buy it.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A classic among classics. "Compared to What" is a giant of a recording, and "Cold Duck Time" and others on this great album are pretty darned good too.Published 5 months ago by Doggeman
This cd and the other I order in the passed, has brought back what I think is missing from a lot of todays music.Published 6 months ago by Gregory Pressley