Funk In A Mason Jar : Expanded Edition With Bonus Tracks - Harvey Mason

Funk In A Mason Jar : Expanded Edition With Bonus Tracks
As part of its jazz-funk series, Records is proud to present the fourth CD in the series of five reissues of the complete Arista catalogue of renowned, Grammy-winning star drummer, performer, producer and songwriter Harvey Mason Originally released in 1977, FUNK IN A MASON JAR was Harvey’s third LP for Arista, the follow-up to EARTHMOVER (SMCR 5024) and provided him with a commercial breakthrough, reaching the Top 40 on the US RandB charts and the Top 10 on the jazz charts. With artist in her own right and among L.A’s top session singers, Merry Clayton provided the soulful vocals for ‘Till You Take My Love’ which has remained popular as a rare groove track in the UK, is considered a ‘70s R and B classic and was Harvey’s highest-charting US single .FUNK IN A MASON JAR included Harvey’s compelling eight-minute-plus version of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ (with George Benson on vocals and guitar) and the funky ‘Pack Up Your Bags’ (featuring EWandF guitarist Al McKay).

With an amazing list of star players, the musical cast for the album includes Verdine White David Foster, Mike Porcaro, Phil Upchurch, Ray Parker Jr., the Tower of Power Horns, Dave Grusin, Louis Johnson (Brothers Johnson), Ronnie Foster, Bob James and Tom Scott Notes by esteemed US music writer A. Scott Galloway including 2011 quotes from Harvey for this reissue.


"Regarded a bona fide cult classic by discerning soul and funk aficionados, Harvey Mason’s collectable third solo foray for Arista from 1977 finally gets reissued on CD.”  

-Charles Waring / September 2011
Our Price: £9.95
Code: SMCR5025
Weight: 200
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Pack Up Your Bags  / Till You Take My Love  / Space Cadets  / Freedom Either Way  / Funk In A Mason Jar  / What's Going On? / Set It Free  / Phantazia  / Liquid / Bonus Tracks : Pack Up Your Bags (Us Single) / Til You Take My Love   Original 12” Mix – Uk Single)
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