Monday, June 16, 2008

22 comments:

Doctor Okeh said...

Maze ft Fankie Beverly - The Golden Time Of Day
1978
1. Travelin' Man - (with Maze)
2. Song For My Mother - (with Maze)
3. You're Not the Same - (with Maze)
4. Workin' Together - (with Maze)
5. Golden Time of Day - (with Maze)
6. I Wish You Well - (with Maze)
7. I Need You - (with Maze)
The second Maze album expanded appreciably on the style established by the group's debut. Where the latter was split evenly between straight-up funk and R&B, GOLDEN TIME OF DAY offers subtler shadings. With its insistent rhythmic vamp and group-vocal chorus, "Travelin' Man" bears echoes of fellow Californians War, and "Song for My Mother" leans toward the Philly soul that was a strong part of Maze's background. "You're Not the Same" has a touch of Latin rhythm, accentuated by Maze's three-man percussion section. "Workin' Together" combines a grinding funk rhythm with a positive social message. The lush balladry that would later prove to be a key part of Maze's sound is represented by the title track and "I Wish You Well." GOLDEN TIME OF DAY comes to an end with the slinky, atmospheric epic "I Need You," a band showcase that feels like a theme in search of a 1970s blaxploitation film. With their sophomore album, Maze clearly showed no signs of slowing down.
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ix9x1ooxza2
enjoy!!!
(2hrs total rippin/posting)

Will said...

damn the cover us all you needed to get me interested

thank you

luis said...

Thanks okeh.

I've always wanted to hear more from this duo. Sadly never scratched much past the surface of their big ones.

Droppin knowledge as always.

nic said...

Hey thanks Doc!
Ditto luis's comment. I'm looking forward to this!!

djhush1 said...

preciate the time spent doc. cant wait to hear this treat. holla

Ernest said...

Cant go wrong with ANY kind of Maze record....EVER

Arkane1 said...

Definitely gotta polish up my Maze collection! Thanks Doc. I gotta catch up somethin serious. Been falling behind on your great posts. Appreciates all the hard work bruh! Peace

81soundz said...

thanks doc, used to have this, needed it bad. one of my favorite maze albums 1

anyathar said...

thank you doc!

mortAn said...

Cover looks catchy! thanks!

Jazzsoulman said...
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Jazzsoulman said...

Maze are one of my favorites if it comes to sweet vocal soul combined with funky + soulful sounds. Great. Thank you Doc

matt said...

dope thank you for your time!

Olskool4real said...

Now you're talking you broke it down pretty good these cats can put on a show 4 real check out the Live in Los Angelos DVD but we are delighted to hear the sounds of Maze regularly in Philly!! Frankie Beverly and Maze are a perfect match they play what we call that feel good music and or cook out music!!!I love all of their albums!!!

Apani said...

Doc this is some heat right here. Nice drop man. Frankie Beverly is something else. Definitely appreciate this one. Thanks!

ChadYeezy said...

Thanks Doc...

Dre'matic said...

i see u still at it, don't get discouraged by the leechers! do it 4 tha luv...

Yemaya said...

Thanks a lot for this!

Yemaya said...

Thanks!

soulcontrollah said...

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

Gianni said...

I needed this lp.
wanna listen to it!
thanks mr Doc.
I keep learning from your archive!

BillyGunner said...

thanks man, cool post...