Friday, June 6, 2008

21 comments:

Doctor Okeh said...

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 out
http://www.mediafire.com/?t2d0zb0lzey
enjoy!

Groovy Emmanuel said...

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...)

Jimbalaya said...

Cool, sounds promising ... I hadn't previously heard of Phil Upchurch

Thanks!

BallforceOne said...

Thanks for another great album. I heard a few of his other albums but not this one!

alex said...

upchurch is acool guy on the old guitar!
THANKS DOC-APPRECIATED MAN!

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

I love Charles Stepney. This is a great showcase of his production skillz. Thanks!

bowlisha1 said...

Absolutely fantastic offering Doc! Thank you so very much.
Bow

Simon666 said...

Always up for Stepney. Thanks Doc, really love the "Black Gold" version.

Paul Kersey said...

thanks for the great music.

Apani said...

Thanks again Doc!

Ernest said...

You're on point Doc!! Thanks

keviekev said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing.
Respect
keviekev

crateman302 said...

Good god thanks for this classic gem right brother!

ilca76 said...

Thanx Doc!

Kevin said...

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, Kevin

http://eclectic-grooves.blogspot.com

jaguar said...

Never heard of this one Doc.

Love most of Phil's work so greatly looking forward to it.

the rapper said...

Ta Doc, got a couple of Upchuch albums so gotta grab this one!!

Joe said...

Great album, thanks!

markus said...

You got me with Curtis. Thanks!

soulcontrollah said...

Thanks for all of your hard work, I love what you post!

Gianni said...

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!