Friday, June 14, 2013

Sammy, Freedom Unity - Salute To Soul

Year : 1971
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Master Sonic
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Blues Rock

Sammy is the pseudonym of Masami Chino,  prolific japanese female rock singer from Soul to Psychedelic rock  who was active in the seventies. She sings it well known Jazz, Pop, Rock, Soul, Rhythm & Blues from british and american covers song and jazz standards (her voice tone can be situated between Janis Joplin and Grace Slick). Introduced in the japanese jazz rock scene, she started to work with the legendary Freedom Unity (a jazz quartet formed by Hiromasa Suzuki and Akira Ishikawa) and collaborated with Jiro Inagaki on several albums as Wandering Birds (1971). Later, she also worked with Akira Ishikawa' Count Buffalo band for Soul & Soul (1972). It's the second collaboration with The Freedom Unity, after Dynamic Rock (1971), the group is surrounded by a string section plus additional guitarist (probably Kimio Mizutani)  and arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki.

Masami Chino_vocal
Akira Ishikawa_drums
Hiromasa Suzuki_keyboards
Kunimitsu Inaba_bass
Takeru Muraoka_tenor & soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone

01. The House Of The Rising Sun
02. Summertime
03. What I'm Living For
04. Trouble Blues
05. I Love You More Than Than You'll Ever Know
06. St. James Infirmary
07. Nobody's Fault But Mine
08. Willow Weep For Me
09. See See Rider
10. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
11. Hey Jude

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