Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Jazz Funk & Psychedelic: Wade Marcus - A New Era

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Wade Marcus
”A New Era”
( LP Cotillion Records, 1971 )
Catalog # SD 9043

Tracklisting:
A1 Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin (3:31)
Guitar [Solo] – Eric Gale
Written-By – Sylvester Stewart
A2 Magic Moments (3:12)
Written-By – Bobby Marcus
A3 Lush Life (4:01)
Violin [Solo] – Gene Orloff
Written-By – Billy Strayhorn
A4 Spinning Wheel (3:54)
Written-By – David Clayton Thomas
A5 Something (3:35)
Organ [Solo] – Richard Tee
Written-By – George Harrison
A6 Lost In A Pool Of Red (4:10)
Guitar [Solo] – Vincent Bell
Piano [Solo] – Paul Griffin
Written-By – Beatrice Verdi, Pamela Joan Sawyer
B1 Feelin’ Alright (3:24)
Piano [Solo] – Paul Griffin
Written-By – Dave Mason
B2 A New Era (5:32)
Written-By – Alice C. Marcus
B3 Make It With You (3:30)
Guitar [Solo] – Vincent Bell
Written-By – David Gates
B4 A Time For Us (4:35)
Harp [Solo] – Gene Bianco
Written-By – Eddie Snyder, Larry Kusik , Nino Rota
B5 This World (3:10)
Piano [Solo] – Paul Griffin
Written-By – Gary William Friedman , Herb Schapiro

Personnel & Credits:
Bass – George Duvivier (tracks: A2, A3, B2, B4), Jerry Jemmott (tracks: A1, A4 to B3, B5)
Cello – Alan Shulman, Anthony Sophos, Charles McCracken, George Ricci
Congas – John Rodriguez
Drums – Herbert Lovelle (tracks: A1, A4 to B3, B5), Jimmy Johnson (tracks: A2, A3, B2, B4)
Engineer [Re-mix] – Don Casale , Joe Messina
Engineer [Recording] – Don Casale, Gene Paul
Flute – Hubert Laws (tracks: A2, A4, B2)
Guitar – Eric Gale , Vincent Bell
Harp – Corky Hale, Gene Bianco
Keyboards – Paul Griffin , Richard Tee
Percussion – Gordon “Specs” Powell
Producer – Brad Shapiro, Dave Crawford
Viola – Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi , Harold Coletta, Selwart Clark
Violin – Carmel Malin, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gayle Dixon,
Gene Orloff, Henri Aubert, Joe Malin, Julien Barber, Peter Buonconsiglio,
Sanford Allen, Winston Collymore

Notes:
Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studio, New York,
NY and Decca Recording Studio, New York, NY
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1971

Note: Vinyl rip by Smooth.

Review:
I just picked up A New Era on my trip out East. When I got it and saw the cover I realized that a copy had been sitting up on a wall of a local record store for several years. The moral of the story, pay better attention to those walls! The album is best known for a rousing instrumental version of Spinning Wheel with a drum break into and a great flute melody. But there’s more. Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin, Feelin Alright and This World are all good soul-jazz tunes. A New Era starts off very mellow with Hubert Laws leading the band with his flute into what might seem to be a very non-descript jazz song. Then, out of nowhere, there’s a drum break followed by congas as the song turns towards a cop show type theme. There’s a second drum and conga break towards the end.
By Motown67 (Soul Strut)

Don Casale’s (Engineer on this LP) note:
I remember engineering this album, and it is a fond memory. Great players all around, and Wade Marcus was one of the nicest and most talented artists in the music business. This is a real good album, and I’m glad to see people still enjoying it. Engineer Gene Paul’s work on this album is excellent, too. It’s an honor to share a credit with him.

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''Spinning Wheel''

''Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin''


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