Herbie Mann pays homage to Ray Charles on his version of "Georgia On My Mind," and "I Got A Woman" and offers his renditions of contemporary pop songs such as "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "If I Were A Carpenter." Personnel on "Windows Opened" include Roy Ayers, Sonny Sharrock and Miroslav Vituous.
1.There Is A Mountain
2.If I Were A Carpenter
5.By The Time I Get To Phoenix
8.Drown In My Own Tears
9.Sticks And Stones
10.I Got A Woman
11.Come Rain Or Come Shine
12.Georgia On My Mind
Contains 2 LPs on 1 CD: WINDOWS OPENED (1968)/THE INSPIRATION I FEEL (1968).
Personnel includes: Herbie Mann (flute); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Sonny Sharrock (guitar); Miroslav Vitous (bass); Bruno Carr (drums).
Producers: Joel Dorn, Arif Mardin, Nesuhi Ertegun.
Originally released on Atlantic (1507) & Atlantic (1513).
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print Herbie Mann LPs: Windows Opened and The Inspiration I Feel, both originally issued on Atlantic Records in 1968. These 12 tracks feature jazz versions of popular songs of the period written by Donovan, Tim Hardin, and Jimmy Webb plus six associated with Ray Charles. ~ Al Campbell