Dec 10, 2010

BEN SIDRAN - FEEL THE GROOVE (CAPITOL 1971) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve




A rare Capitol Records outing from Ben Sidran – and one of his best from the early years! The album's a quirky batch of tracks that also gets nice and funky at times – and some of the best cuts have a tightly snapping feel with plenty of breaks – so much so that the album's been a beathead classic for years! But even the cuts without the breaks are great – straighter jazz, but with a really nice edge – and really in the frontiers of jazz vocal work – hardly the stuff that might have been recorded a few years before. Most instrumentation is small combo, with a mixture of electric and acoustic instrumentation – and titles include the sublime groover "About Love", plus "Poor Girl", "Leo's My Name", "Spread Your Wings", "My Wife", and "That Fine Day"[Dusty Groove America]
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At the time of the first release for “Feel The Groove” back in 1971 Ben was very much aprt of the rock world due to his extensive involvement with THE STEVE MILLER BAND both as musician, co-writer and eventually producer.
“Feel Your Groove” features many well know guests including fellow STEVE MILLER accomplice BOZ SCAGGS, HUMBLE PIES PETER FRAMPTON & GREG RIDLEY, CHARLIE WATTS of THE ROLLING STONES, Jazz Trumpeter BLUE MITCHELL, MIMI FARINA (sister of JOAN BAEZ, session giant JIM KELTNER and numerous other well known West Coast and Texas musicians.
A Great Album! Don't miss it!
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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi ... would you have "Hard Luck and Bad Times" by Rudy Ramos? Thanks.

Duncanmusic said...

Thanks for posting one of my favorite LPs of all time. I picked this up working at my first record store job back in 1971, truly based on the cast of players involved. It has become (over the years) one of my top 20 records in my life.
I looked for the last ten years to find this online. In this year I've found it twice, It will be nice to finally put my lovingly cared for but finally just too old and snap and pop riddled copy to rest. It's been through a basement flood and had it's cover mangled and deserves a break.
Oh, by the way, I'd say that Jesse Ed Davis contribution is crucial tothis LP. He never gets enough credit period, as far as I'm concerned.

gregory said...

What a surprise. A fantastic album from an underrated and very talented artist. Thank you for the memories.
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Αρχηγέ με εντυπωσιάζεις. Είχα κάνει αναφορά σ'αυτόν παλαιότερα ...Τον Ben Sidran -ερμηνευτικό στιλ Mose Allison, συμμετοχή στα άλμπουμ του Steve Miller- στον ζήτησα γιατί είναι σχετικά άγνωστος, είναι εξαιρετικός και γιατί αξίζει να τον ακούσουν και οι νεότεροι...
Άλλα πολύ καλά άλμπουμ το "I Lead a Life" (1971), το "Puttin' in Time on Planet Earth" (1973), το αριστούργημα "Don't Let Go" (1974) και το "Free in America" (1976).
Τώρα όσον αφορά την ελαιοσυλλογή εγκρίνω και επαυξάνω. Μη μου πεις ότι το περιβόλι είναι στη Μεσσηνία γιατί τότε μιλάμε για βίο παράλληλο.

Ειρήνη & αγάπη

hellomudda said...

Great to see you back from the country - we have missed you so much!

snakeboy said...

Glad you are back with the fine posts. Looks like you spent some time in very beautiful countryside...even though you had to work.

ARGS said...

Georgie σ'ευχαριστώ παρά πολύ φίλε μου. Όντως πολύ καλός δίσκος. Χίλια ευχαριστώ!!!!!!

mister mark said...

this is a really nice and surprisingly good album! thank you georgie..

Anonymous said...

Good to have have you back with a good looking trio of LPs - I have this one on vinyl, but it's good to have it digitally, and other two sound interesting as well. Thanks

Doug said...

Thanks.A very 'fine' album.

Georgie Hirezola said...

thanks guys for your nice comments...

Anonymous said...

great album!

El Isabelino said...

One of favorites too. Thanks for this and the Seeds CDs. Very much appreciated, Saludos.

sitarswami said...

Haven't heard this in a long time. I used to see Ben & Curley Cooke playing together in Madison WI in the early & mid-70s. Ben used to host a local tv show called "The Weekend Starts Now" which aired Thursday night/Friday morning at 12am. Thanks for the memories.

glart said...

Ben Sidran's fave of mine. So good to hear it again after all these years. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Any plans to post Ben's "I Lead A Life" album?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Any plans to post Ben's "I Lead A Life" album?

Thanks!