Boogaloo Joe Jones

Sweetback (LH020)

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Sweetback

Boogaloo Joe Jones

Luv N' Haight

780661002017

LPS 163418

LH020

JAZZ

1

LP 18,99 €

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A monster set of work by one of the funkiest guitar players ever! Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones recorded a number of sides for Prestige Records during the early 70s – but this rare gem came out after all those, in 1975, on the tiny Joka label, and never really got into proper circulation at the time – making it one of THE indie jazz funk classics of the 70s! The album's actually one of Boogaloo's best – and has a rougher edge than his Prestige albums – heard to great effect on the two standout funky cuts, "Sweetback" and "Confusion" – both of which are stunners that feature Jones really ripping away on the guitar! The whole set's nice, though – and other tracks include "You've Got It Bad Girl", "Trouble In Mind", and "Jamaica Farewell".

PERSONNEL:

  • Ivan Joe Jones - guitar
  • Bobby Knowles - organ
  • Warren Giancaterino - bass
  • Bud Kelly - drums
  • Ellsworth Gooding - tenor sax
  • Charles Bowen - alto sax
  • Verdone "Turk" Banks - congas
  • James Valerio III - percussion

Recorded in Upper Darby, PA, September 1975

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Confusion
  • A2. Trouble In Mind
  • A3. Sweetback
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Have You Ever Been Mellow
  • B2. Jamaica Farewell
  • B3. You've Got It Bad, Girl