Thursday, May 15, 2008

Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers

20 comments:

Doctor Okeh said...

A landmark album from this legendary Chicago soul jazz combo -- and a record that helped set the tone for changes to come in funky jazz for the 70s! Tenorist Clarence Wheeler heads up the group -- and they've got an amazing organ/bass sound that's made them a legend with funk fans for years -- a groove that's filled with complicated riffing and changes, almost the "next level" of soul jazz beyond the already hip Jack McDuff groove of the Prestige years -- taken into a lot more righteous territory! The grooves are totally infectious, and they echo with some of the best styles of the group's contemporaries on the Chicago scene -- particularly the electric Eddie Harris combo, or the best work going down over at Cadet Records! The album features a wonderful extended version of "Hey Jude", with a million jazzy changes and loads of nice riffs (which is probably why it's been heavily sampled) -- plus groovy groovy versions of Eddie Harris' "Sham Time" and Jack McDuff's "Theme From The Electric Surfboard". And all that's only on side one! Side two's got even more great stuff -- like "Doin What I Wanna", "Dream Bossa Nova", and "Right On" -- and the whole record's a gem!
1970
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zm861cnwmxm
enjoy!

CBloom said...

what up Doc. glad to see you keeping things moving.
peace
corey

ezdridgex said...

Doc this is a gem!
peace

ChrisMaestro said...

Much appreciated, Dr! Looking forward to it!

catacaldos said...

A true gem,this is the treaure island.Thank you

Michael A. said...

Hey Jude is Gangstarr's "DWYCK"

customer314 said...

sounds awesome. thanks man.

Benjamin said...

Marvelous. Picked up a scratchy copy of this at a NYC yard sale for a buck. Nice to get the digitals.

alex said...

hey doc!
you have excelled yourself man with this dope posting!
much appreciated!

torvoris said...

thanks

Kevin said...

Wow!

This sounds dope as hell. Thanks for doing what you do man. It is greatly appreciated.

Peace, Kevin

http://eclectic-grooves.blogspot.com

Justice said...

thank you!

johnv said...

Awesome grooves--love the blog!

markus said...

Listening to it now. Tight! I heard "Right On" from the What It Is funk collection. Thanks for dropping the rest of these tracks on me!

soulcontrollah said...

Thanks for all your hard work!

Gianni said...

yes, sounds awesome.
thank you mr Doc!

cartier said...

thank u...

db1233 said...

Right on...very surprising visit I'm enjoying

Bojan Marinovik said...

ohh dead link.. too bad

crispycritter said...

Hey link dead but no matter-I have have been digging through your old posts and unlike most, your links are kept live, I have therefore been exposed to so much good stuff with killer quality.Since I know your taste is so good I found this Wheeler somewhere and am really diggin' it thanks to you!