Lowell Fulson In A Heavy Bag (180Gv)

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Vinyl LP Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007

Tracks:

  • 1.Blues' Theme
  • 2.King Fuzz (Mario's Theme)
  • 3.Theme from Thunderball
  • 4.William Tell
  • 5.Action on the Street
  • 6.Theme from the Wild Angels
  • 7.Theme from the Unknown (U. F. O.) (The Dark Alley)
  • 8.Fuzz Theme (The Young World)
  • 9.Sorry 'Bout That
  • 10.Ghost Riders in the Sky
  • 11.Runaway
  • 12.High Noon
  • 13.Theme from a Summer Place

Product Description:

You won't read about it in many history books, but a lot of veterans of the 1950s R&B era were making soul and funk records by the late '60s and early '70s, long after their commercial peak. One of them was Lowell Fulsom, who acquitted himself much better than the average such singer trying to adapt to the changing times. This 1970 LP was cut in Muscle Shoals with noted sessionmen Roger Hawkins, Eddie Hinton, Barry Beckett, and David Hood, and it's actually a pretty respectable soul-blues outing with considerable overtones of funk and hard rock. Though the thought of hearing some wah-wah guitar and generally heavy sounds as sung by Fulsom might offend some R&B purists, it's mostly quite a tasteful combination, and with a more satisfying raw gutbucket feel than you might expect given both the fame of the players and the urbane approach Fulsom often used in his earlier work. "Cheating Woman" and "Man of Motion" in particular are about as raw as soul-rock got in 1970, the Muscle Shoals cats sounding almost more like feisty garagey blues-rockers than slick session pros. Fans of odd Beatles covers will want to hear the soul-rock take on "Why Don't We Do It in the Road," which might be the only time that relatively obscure White Album track has been covered by a notable artist. Otherwise the material's almost all penned by Fulsom and/or one "Fats" Washington, and is sung by Lowell with a relaxed ease that seemingly finds him wholly unintimidated by the move to a heavier sound. ~ Richie Unterberger

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 63,762
  • UPC: 090771520715
  • Shipping Weight: 0.50/lbs (approx)
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