Hank Crawford It's A Funky Thing To Do
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Cotillion 18003 (1970)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A reissue of Hank Crawford's final recording for the Atlantic label. On it, he is backed by Eric Gale or Cornell Dupree on guitar, Richard Tee on piano, Chuck Rainey or Ron Carter on bass, and Bernard Purdie on drums.
- 1.It's A Funky Thing To Do
- 2.If Ever I Should Leave You)
- 3.Hills Of Love
- 4.Sophisticated Soul
- 5.You're The One
- 6.Parker's Mood
- 7.Kingsize Man
Personnel: Hank Crawford (alto saxophone); Hank Crawford; Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter (electric bass, bass guitar); Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale (guitar); Richard Tee (piano, electric piano); Pee Wee Ellis (electric piano); Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums).
Audio Remixer: Lewis Hahn.
Recording information: New York, NY (1970); Regent Sounds Studios, NY (1970).
Photographer: Jim Cummins.
It's a Funky Thing to Do was Hank Crawford's final recording for Atlantic after a commercially successful ten-year run. The soulful altoist is backed by a funky rhythm section (either Eric Gale or Cornell Dupree on guitar, keyboardist Richard Tee, Chuck Rainey or Ron Carter on electric bass, and drummer Bernard Purdie) that often sounds as if it is just going through the motions. Crawford plays well, as usual but, other than "Parker's Mood," none of the seven selections are particularly memorable nor do they stand out from the crowd. ~ Scott Yanow
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- Sales Rank: 9,048
- UPC: 090431659724
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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