Highlights include Mann's takes on the pop hits "Lady Marmalade," Sly Stone's "Family Affair," and Steely Dan's "Do It Again." "Discotheque" also features Cissy Houston on background vocals. This is the first time that these original Atlantic albums are available on compact disc.
2 LPs on 2 CDs: TURTLE BAY (1973)/DISCOTHEQUE (1975).
Personnel includes: Herbie Mann (flute, alto flute); Pat Rebillot (piano, electric piano, organ); David Spinozza, Jerry Friedman, Hugh McCracken, Bob Mann (guitar); Tony Levin (bass); Jerry Jemmott, Willie Weeks (Fender bass); Reggie Ferguson, Charles Collins (drums); Ralph MacDonald, Armen Halburian, Ray Barretto, Ray Mantilla (percussion).
Producers: Arif Mardin, Joel Dorn, Herbie Mann.
Originally released on Atlantic (1642) & Atlantic (1670).
This two-disc set from Collectables features a pair of out of print Herbie Mann LPs: Turtle Bay and Discotheque, both originally issued on Atlantic in 1973 and 1975, respectively. Highlights among the 20 tracks include "Rainy Night in Georgia," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," and "Pick Up the Pieces," which are pleasant, but not essential. ~ Al Campbell