Monday, 3 March 2014

Afro-Instrumental Soul-Funk: Eddy Senay's Step By Step


Eddy Senay

”Step By Step”
( LP Sussex Records, 1972 )
Catalog # SXBS 7018

Guitarist and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan, born in 1944.
His real name is Edward James Harris

A1 Sarko East (4:53)
A2 Delgado (5:49)
A3 Cameo (6:10)
A4 Shakedown (3:50)
B1 Phase 1 (4:48)
B2 Safari (4:51)
B3 Shakeero (4:01)
B4 Soul Preachin’ (5:52)

Artwork By [Art Direction] – Glen Christensen
Bass – Roderic “Peanut” Chandler
Congas – Eddie “Bongo” Brown
Drums – Curtis Sharpe
Executive Producer – Clarence Avant
Guitar [Lead], Written-by – Eddy Senay
Guitar [Second] – Sam Witcher
Keyboards, Arranged By, Other [Music Director] – Rudy Robinson
Photography – Joe Harris
Producer – Zorn Productions
Saxophone [Tenor] – Johnny Clopton, Thomas Hale
Trumpet – Gordon Camp

© 1972 Sussex Recordings, Inc.
Distributed by Buddah Records, Inc.


''Sarko East''
(Extended Edit)

Review by Jason Ankeny (AMG):
Eddy Senay's second and final Sussex effort hones his music to a lean, mean edge. For a record so loose and laid-back on its surface, Step by Step contains not a single superfluous note or accoutrement, creating fierce funk grooves from only the most essential elements. Recorded in collaboration with keyboardist/arranger Rudy Robinson and Funk Brothers percussionist Eddie "Bongo" Brown, the songs emphasize form and structure in equal balance, employing a far more varied creative palette than on the preceding Hot Thang. Cuts like "Delgado" and "Shakedown" embrace Latin rhythms, while "Safari" draws on the blaxploitation lexicon to underline the cinematic imagination underpinning Senay's guitar. Long out of print, Step by Step finally became available once again in 2006 via Vampi's two-fer Soul Preachin'.

Originally posted on the 'old' blog version: 17/08/2007

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great Station love it - Eddy Senay