Monday, December 31, 2012

Count Buffalo & His Rock Band - African Rock Party

Year : 1969
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Exciting Series
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Psychedelic Moods

Under the name of Count Buffalo, hides the japanese drummer Akira Ishikawa who presented here a Jazz Rock album with severals covers songs. The music is based on classics of Soul from the sixties (SupremesYou Keep Me Hangin' On, Booker T. & The MGs' Soul Limbo), pop rock songs from The Beatles to The Doors  & jazz standards as The Sidewinder by trumpetist Lee Morgan or The Cat by Jimmy Smith. These versions are served by funky horns & psychedelic grooves with the soulful arrangement of Hiroshi Takami.

Akira Ishikawa_drums & percussions
Hiromasa Suzuki_keyboards
Kiyoshi Sugimoto_guitar
Takeru Muraoka_tenor saxophone
Masaoki Terakawa_bass

01. You Keep Me Hangin' On (Holland, Dozier, Holland)
02. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Lennon, McCartney)
03. Amen (Jester Hairston)
04. Touch Me (Robby Krieger)
05. Otis Sleep On (Arthur Conley)
06. Back In The U.S.S.R.(Lennon, McCartney)
07. Soul Limbo (Booker T. & the MG's)
08. Hold Tight (Ken Howard, Alan Blaikley)
09. The Sidewinder (Lee Morgan)
10. Windy (Ruthann Friedman)
11. The Cat (Lalo Schifrin, Rick Ward)
12. Going Up The Country (Alan Wilson)

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