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Ramsey Lewis Funky Serenity

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album: Columbia C-32030 (1973)

Description by OLDIES.com:

For nearly fifty years Ramsey Lewis has enjoyed a solid and long reputation as the consummate jazz musician. This original 1973 Columbia Records album features liner notes by then-label head Clive Davis and features Lewis' funky twist on tunes such as "If Loving You Is Wrong," "Betcha By Golly Wow," and "Where Is The Love."

Tracks:

  • 1.Kufanya Mapenzi (Making Love)
  • 2.If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right
  • 3.What It Is!
  • 4.My Love For You
  • 5.Nights In White Satin
  • 6.Serene Funk
  • 7.Dreams
  • 8.Betcha By Golly Wow!
  • 9.Where Is Love

Product Description:

Personnel: Ramsey Lewis (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano, electric harpsichord); Ed Green (electric violin, percussion); Cleveland Eaton (bass, percussion); Morris Jennings (drums, conga, percussion).
Recorded in October 1972. Includes liner notes by Clive Davis.
Personnel: Ramsey Lewis (grand piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, electric harpsichord, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Ed Greene (violin, percussion); Edward Green (electric violin, percussion); Morris Jennings (drums, congas, percussion); Cleveland Eaton (percussion).
Recording information: 10/10/1972-10/12/1972.
Arranger: Ramsey Lewis.
Cleveland Eaton, Ed Greene, and Morris Jennings accompany Ramsey Lewis on this commercial-flavored 1973 release. While jazz/pop/soul versions of "Where Is the Love" and "If Loving You Is Wrong" come off limp, spacy renditions of "Nights in White Satin"; Eaton, Jennings, and Lewis' two compositions, "Serene Funk" and "Dreams"; and a beautiful interpretation of Thom Bell and Linda Creed's "Betcha by Golly Wow" make this an enjoyable and essential reissue. Originally issued on Columbia Records (1973). ~ Andrew Hamilton

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 16,849
  • UPC: 090431686928
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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