Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Norma Jean & Ray J. ‎- Raising Hell


Year : 2014/1974
Label : Superfly Records-Disques Dessinee/Hep-Me
Genre : Soul
Style : Funk/Soul

The "other" Norma Jean, a gospel songstress, and the arranger/producer Raymond Jones from New Orleans, in the dynamite deep soul record, “Raising Hell”, supported by horn & rhythm section. A rare gem of the southern soul scene, "b-side" of the Soul Legends, was first released on the Hep-Me label in 1974. This "Impossible to find" was finally reissued 40 years later, by parisian record store Superfly Records, associated to the japanese label Disques Dessinee. Titles include originals and covers from Dr. John (Right Time-Wrong Place) or Stax songwriter Joe Broussard (Everlasting Love), an alternation of solos & duets with great funky rhythms, beautiful love songs and originals by Norma Jean & Ray J.

Norma Jean_vocal
Ray J._piano, trumpet, vocal
Walter Payton_bass
Herman Ernest_drums
Alvin Thomas_flute
Teddy Royal_guitar
Alvin Thomas_tenor saxophone
Clyde Kerr Jr., John Longo_trumpet

01. Raising Hell
02. This Is Our Song Of Love
03. Love Celebration
04. Lay It On Me My Sweet Thing
05. Everlasting Love
06. Tell Me You Love Me
07. Dream Boy Dream Girl
08. We Love Each Other
09. Right Time Wrong Place
10. Love Is What I See
11. I've Taken Over

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Be Hard Bop - New Stream In Jazz Vol. 10



Compilation series dedicated to the golden age of the japanese jazz scene through the years 60's-70's. This volume is devoted to Jazz standards & Soul covers, taken back by the main protagonists from the "New Wave" of japanese jazz among others : Toshiko Akiyoshi, Takehiro Honda, Masabumi Kikuchi, Terumasa Hino, Hiroshi Suzuki. All tracks are recorded between 1967-1975, ranging from Post Bop, Latin & Soul Jazz.

Compiled & Mixed by Be Hard Bop.
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