Sunday, 10 August 2014

Charles Kynard's Your Mama Don't Dance (Mainstream Rec.1973)

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Charles Kynard
''Your Mama Don't Dance''
( LP Mainstream Records, 1973 )
Catalog # MRL 389

1 Superstition (4:44)
2 The World Is A Ghetto (2:59)
3 Momma Jive (3:26)
4 I Got So Much Trouble (5:06)
5 Your Mama Don't Dance (2:36)
6 Zambezi (5:34)
7 Summer Breeze (3:25)
8 You've Got It Bad Girl (3:47)

Personnel & Credits:
Charles Kynard - Hammond B3 Organ
Chuck Rainey - Bass
Paul Humphrey - Drums
Ray Pounds - Drums
Arthur Adams - Guitar
David Roberts - Trombone, Bass Trombone
George Bohanon - Trombone, Bass Trombone
James Kartchner - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jerry Rusch - Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Released:1973, Los Angeles, CA.
Re-Issued on CD by P-Vine Records in 2007

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''I Got So Much Trouble''

Reviews & Comments:
Recorded in '73, Jazz organist Charles Kynard does his take on a number of recently recorded funk tunes, circa that era... including Superstition, The World Is A Ghetto, I've Got So Much Trouble and Summer Breeze.
There's not a single miss on this album...
Featuring ultra funky soloing, funky comping, a tight rhythm section, tight crisp horn section - - funky but crisp arrangements... tightly produced... and not a tune is a miss.
Fred Wesley fans... take note of George Bohannon, the original Funky Trombonist's presence... His solo on SUPERSTITION steals the show.
From Amazon

Funky organ and plenty of vamping -- a really tight little set from the mighty Charles Kynard -- who's working here with a really wide-ranging command of the keyboard! As with some of the other Mainstream Records sessions of the time, the backings here are somewhat full -- arranged and conducted by Richard Fritz with a style that's almost soundtrack funk at points, but which still has a more jazzy feel overall -- thanks to the space given to Kynard's organ solos, and to backings from players who include George Bohannon on trombone, Arthur Adams on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums. The set features a surprising cover of Joe Quarterman's classic "I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind" -- one that's almost as funky as the vocal original -- plus "The World Is A Ghetto", "Superstition", "Zambezi", "Summer Breeze", "Momma Jive", and "You've Got It Bad Girl".
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''Momma Jive''

Recorded in 1973 for Bob Shad's Mainstream label, the cast for the album is a dream ticket who's-who of funky cats: as well as Kynard himself, there's bass-meister Chuck Rainey, who I grew to know and love through his work with Steely Dan (check his nifty bass solo here on 'So Much Trouble'), guitarist Arthur Adams (wicked throughout, you gotta love his volume knob-twiddlin' solo on 'Superstition'!), and groove assassins Paul Humphreys and Ray Pounds on kit. Dunno which of the two drummers played on which tunes, but the slinky grooves of 'Mama Jive' and 'Zambezi' are pure rhythmic pleasure, and I love the buzz rolls at the end of 'Summer Breeze'. There's some fulsome horn charts too, courtesy of Richard Fritz, which lean towards soundtrack/big band vibes in places, with unison figures, stabs, punches and the like, kind of karate horns if you will.
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Original post: 12/01/2008

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