The players really grind out the rhythm creating a subtle interplay of overlapping motifs. The rapport between the players is superb, especially the twin guitarists who play some nice harmonies.
Ending side one is South Africa This begins with the strutting funk riffs heard on the earlier classic South African Man from , but then moves into a faster tempo groove. The arrangement is different, with guitars replacing keyboards and less role for the bass and percussion parts.
While not a classic like the original this is still an excellent Afro-funk track. Following the standard Bohannon pattern side two features slower, ballad type material. Here there is an improvement because Bohannon has put together some more interesting and texturally varied arrangements.
Come Winter begins with guitars and then clavinet stating the melancholy theme before Bohannon sings his lonesome song accompanied by mellow sax, vibes and keyboards. In the closing section there is a nice blend of sax and flute lines. Among them: Carolyn Crawford, the Motown star, who sang with him since ; bassist Fernando Sanders; Womack clan cousin Treaty Womack of Brainstorm; trumpeter Rayse Biggs; two guitarists, one chopping out the funk, the other rock riffs and blues in the style of pre-Motown bandmate Jimi Hendrix; and a gospel-leaning lapsteel player, Nikki D Brown from Toledo, Ohio, whom Bohannon found on YouTube.
I use one chord. Everybody gotta stay in their lane. But when Berry Gordy relocated the label to Los Angeles in , Bohannon stayed behind to start his own, self-contained group. I wanted to do something different.
I wanted to do something that would break through. Vinyl , LP, Album. Printed in U. Add Review topkat September 13, Report. I can only guess that with the Brunswick label about to go bankrupt there was zero promotional effort and therefore no reviews were written back in This is actually a good quality selection with some tracks that are worthy enough to appear on a Bohannon best of compilation but I expect previous compilers had not heard them.
If anything the tracks lean towards funky blues and not a string section in sight. Side one kicks off with the fast tempo title track. This is classic Bohannon with a closely woven mesh of twin rhythm guitars, a roaming bass line and clavinet. Next up the mid-paced Feel good at midnight has an infectious, swinging, boogooloo groove.
Primary Artist, Producer, Composer. That Petrol Emotion. Make Your Body Move. The Bohannon Drive. Goin' for Another One. Music in the Air. One Step Ahead. Nice and Soulful. Caroline Crawford.
Producer, Arranger, Director, Drums, Composer. Too Hot to Hold. Bohannon's Best. Cut Loose. My Name Is Caroline. Producer, Arranger, Director, Composer. Summertime Groove. On My Way. Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Conductor. Phase II. Dance Your Ass Off. Greatest Disco Hits. Insides Out. Primary Artist, Producer. Mighty Bohannon. Keep on Dancin'. South African Man. Stop and Go. What's Going On.
Composer, Drums. Green Grow the Lilacs. The Originals. Producer, Arranger, Executive Producer, Composer. Composer, Lyricist. Azuli Presents Funky House Anthems. Azuli DJs. Brunswick Complete Singles Collection. The Hit Co. Get Get Down. Gittin Off. Grandmix: The Disco Edition, Vol.
Ben Liebrand. I Need House. Chris Curry. Kisstory Life of a Kid in the Ghetto. That's Disco: 60 All-Time Classics. There It Is!Hamilton Frederick Bohannon (born March 7, ), often credited and known professionally simply as Bohannon, is an American percussionist, band leader, songwriter and record producer, who was one of the leading figures in s disco music.
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