Nard / Funky Beat 2 Classic Albums On One Cd - Bernard Wright

Nard / Funky Beat 2 Classic Albums On One Cd
Bernard Wright was a young piano player from Queens, New York who made these 2 Classic Jazz (Funk) albums in the early Eighties, Bernard was only sixteen when he recorded the 1981 album Nard. Nard features the two heavily sampled tracks Hoboglabotribin & Spinnin, Snoop Dogg sampled Hoboglabotribin on the track G’’s And Hustlers & Skee-Lo sampled Spinnin on his Hit single I Wish, and another highlight of the album is a version of Miles Davis Solar.The Funky Beat album allowed Bernard to explore many areas of black music including Jazz, Soul, Funk & Break Beats. There are two standout tracks on the album Weldon Irvine’s Mr Clean and the track Joy Spring ; both tracks produced by Dave Grusin & Larry M Rosen.Both of these titles have been out of print for several years and have only ever been available before on CD in Japan. The package contains extensive liner notes by Jazz FM’s Ralph Tee.
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Nard - Master Rocker / Firebolt Hustle / Haboglabotribin / Spinnin / Just Chillin Out / Bread Sandwiches / Music Is The Key / We’re Just The Band / Solar / Funky Beat- Get Your Lover Back / Funky Beat / Video Generation / Won’t Let Me Love you / mr. Clean / Move Your Body / Joy Spring / Keep On Doing That Right Thing
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This product is released August 7, 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

Disc One:

1.   First Time Around (12” Version)
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Disc Two:

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5.   Movin’ Violation
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