Dusty Groove wrote:An incredible album from one of the greatest talents on the Chicago soul scene of the late 60s -- guitarist Phil Upchurch, a player with an amazing sound! Phil could work in worlds that were equal parts soul and psychedelia -- making his guitar a perfect accompaniment for the best Chicago soul of Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Minnie Riperton, and other greats of the time. This album's easily one of Phil's best -- a mindblowing set of arrangements put together by the groundbreaking producer Charles Stepney -- bringing together bits of jazz, rock, soul, and funk -- all providing the perfect genre-blending space for Upchurch to solo! Given that there's no singer on the set, Phil's work on guitar is a lot freer than you're used to hearing -- in a really great way, one that puts him in a space somewhere between Shuggie Otis and Jimi Hendrix! Brilliant all the way through, with tracks that include "Adam & Charlene", "You Wouldn't You Couldn't Be True", "Crosstown Traffic", "More & More", "Black Gold", "America", and "As You Said". very cool , don't miss outhttp://www.mediafire.com/?t2d0zb0lzeyenjoy!
Yes Doc, Phil's work on guitar is somewhere in the between... An eerie feeling easily brought up by Donny's awesome licks and mastered by the great skills of Charles Stepney. (both always be remembered...)
Cool, sounds promising ... I hadn't previously heard of Phil UpchurchThanks!
Thanks for another great album. I heard a few of his other albums but not this one!
upchurch is acool guy on the old guitar!THANKS DOC-APPRECIATED MAN!
I love Charles Stepney. This is a great showcase of his production skillz. Thanks!
Absolutely fantastic offering Doc! Thank you so very much. Bow
Always up for Stepney. Thanks Doc, really love the "Black Gold" version.
thanks for the great music.
Thanks again Doc!
You're on point Doc!! Thanks
Wow! Thanks for sharing.Respectkeviekev
Good god thanks for this classic gem right brother!
Doc, I'm familiar with Phil Upchurch's session work on the Howlin Wolf and Muddy Water's rock albums- Electric Mud and This Is Howlin Wolf's Album. Have to agree that Charles Stephney's production work is pretty stellar.Peace, Kevinhttp://eclectic-grooves.blogspot.com
Never heard of this one Doc.Love most of Phil's work so greatly looking forward to it.
Ta Doc, got a couple of Upchuch albums so gotta grab this one!!
Great album, thanks!
You got me with Curtis. Thanks!
Thanks for all of your hard work, I love what you post!
this is a piece of history in music!wonderful lp!highly recommended!thanks mr. Doc for this one,I love it.and I love your blog!
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