· Robinsongs and Cherry Red are
honoured to be releasing as a 2 on 1 the first two albums by Richard Tee
"Strokin’” recorded in 1979 and the 1980 album "Natural Ingredients”
· Both of these albums were originally
released on Bob James Tappan Zee label, and these two albums were also produced
by Bob James.
· Richard Tee worked with so many
superstars in the jazz field including George Benson, Grover Washington Jr
& Hank Crawford, but could also turn this hand to pop, and played keyboards
for Paul Simon, and featured in the band that backed Simon & Garfunkel for
their epic 1981 Central Park Concert. Richard was also the founding member of
the band Stuff. Sadly Richard passed away in July 1993.
· The albums "Strokin’” & "Natural
Ingredients” featured many fine jazz musicians including guitarist Eric Gale,
Drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Ralph McDonald and Horn players the Brecker
Brothers & Tom Scott to name just a few.
· Stand out tracks on these albums are
‘Every Day’ which Richard co-wrote with Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Jesus
Children Of America’ and Willie Dixon’s ‘Back Door Man”.
· Sleeve notes by Mojo’s Lois Wilson.
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1. FIRST LOVE.
2. EVERY DAY
4. I WANTED IT TOO.
5. VIRGINIA SUNDAY.
6. JESUS CHILDREN OF AMERICA.
7. TAKE THE A TRAIN.
8. WHAT A WOMAN REALLY MEANS
10. THE NUTS OFF THE SCREW
11. TELL IT LIKE IT IS
13. BACK DOOR MAN
14. SPINNING SONG
After 6 years at Columbia, Aretha Franklin
signed with Atlantic Records in 1967 and unleashed a stunning array of hit
singles during the mid-sixties to the mid- seventies including Respect, Chain
Of Fools, Spanish Harlem and Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Going
After Aretha’s tenure with Atlantic had lost
its direction her career was in need of a new focus and Clive Davis knew that
he could restore her status to that of the late sixties and early seventies and
set her to work with producers Chuck Jackson and Arif Mardin.
The work paid off quickly with the album’s
first single UNITED TOGETHER returning Aretha to the top 3 of the R&B
chart. It was her greatest showing on this chart since 1977.
The second single was a cover of the Doobie
Brothers WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES which gave her another top 20 R&B hit and
also her first appearance in the UK top 50 since 1974. The final single from
ARETHA, COME TO ME, also made an appearance in the R&B top 40.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks, ARETHA is a
must for all Soul and Funk fans out there!
Release Date: 30/07/2012
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