Carl Smith and The Natural Gas

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Burnin' (Limited Gatefold)

Carl Smith and The Natural Gas



LPS 165734




LP 33,04 €


That's a very homey looking cover on the record, and the album's got a nicely down to earth vibe too – a mix of funky jazz and soul from a little known group from the Oregon scene!

Carl's group here mixes acoustic horns with electric elements in the rhythms – and opens up plenty to make room for two female singers – both of whom have a nicely soulful vibe, and slide in strongly with the funky ensemble modes! The approach is like some of the European funky big band records of the earlier part of the 70s – or maybe even a bit like the Daly Wilson Band when they worked with female singers – and Carl himself plays tenor and flute, and leads the group.


  • Carl Smith - tenor sax, flute
  • Mary Lou Anderson - vocals
  • Lee Bradford - trumpet
  • David Mills - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Peter V. Piazza - trombone
  • Randy Skaggs - alto & soprano sax
  • Curtis Marquardt - baritone sax
  • Kerry McCoy - electric piano
  • Denny Bixby - electric bass
  • Dan Balmer - electric guitar
  • Damian Dillon - drums


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Livin' A Dream
  • A2. Gotta Be Willin' To Lose
  • A3. Azz A Rite
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Get It Right
  • B2. Dig A Little Deeper
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Love Won't Let Me Go
  • C2. Left Overs
  • SIDE D
  • D1. You Take The Time
  • D2. Rosas
  • D3. Stuff Like That