Big George Jackson might be based in the north, but his heart is very firmly below the Mason-Dixon line. Along with his band, the singer and harp player belts out some very raw blues, with a groove that simply won't quit — just listen to the cover of Otis Smothers' "I've Done More for You, Baby" for an example. But there's more to the band. Jackson not only has a wonderful deep voice, but a very strong turn of phrase in his lyrics, while there are no meandering solos in the group — everything is razor sharp, as typified by guitarists Jeremy Johnson and Phil Schmid, who never use ten notes when one will suffice. The album was recorded in their home studio, but the sound is as full as anything done somewhere more expensive. It may be blues straight down the line, yet it's anything but by the numbers.
This album, became another success effort, peaking at #47 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #144 on The Billboard 200 chart. Includes the hits , and the title track.
I have a collection of 135 titles (142 CDs) issued by Goldmine/Soul Supply record company. This is not a box set but rather it is a collection of albums that are similar in that they all are rare soul compilations by the same company. There are some tracks that are on more than one album but considering the scope and magnitude of this collection, the number of duplicated tracks is small. Some CDs have good artwork, some have none, most have some artwork of varying quality. All are 320 CBR MP3 and are fully tagged. Original post now has added CDs.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This is the music that will be playing when you die and go to heaven. Excellent original style Dixieland, George's clarinet is heaven! I don't know if any record can do justice to the live experience of the original giants of jazz creating this stuff. But the George Lewis tracks on this record come pretty close! For this alone this CD is well worth buying.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded with Punch Miller, this album offers a mixed bag featuring Paul Barbarin's Band/Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis (clarinet). It's worth acquiring for the Barbarin composition "The Second Line" alone, but offers much more.
While the City Sleeps… is the 1986 studio album of George Benson on Warner Bros.. It features musicians like Paulinho da Costa, Preston Glass, Paul Jackson, Jr., Marcus Miller and Narada Michael Walden (as drummer and producer), alongside young talents of the time like Kenny G, Randy Jackson and Kashif. It's part of the "series" of 1980s pop albums Benson recorded. Though it doesn't have any instrumental tracks, Benson's guitar playing is somewhat in the headlight in songs like "Love Is Here Tonight", "Teaser" and "Too Many Times". Beside being the most successful single, "Kisses in the Moonlight" is still frequently played by Benson at live performances.