Courtial

Don't You Think It's Me w/ Errol Knowles (MAR058)

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Don't You Think It's Me w/ Errol Knowles

Courtial

Mad About Records

4040824091408

LPS 167482

MAR058

FUNK

1

LP 22,30 €

First time worldwide reissue

180 GRAM VINYL

6 PAGES INSERT BOOK WITH LYRICS

They are named after their mentor, Bill Courtial, a highly respected session guitarist. Co-founder is reputed to be Pete Escovedo. They had both worked together as part of the Santana spin-off group Azteca, a Latin jazz fusion outfit; most notably on 1973’s ‘Pyramid of the Moon’ LP.

During these sessions, they were introduced to vocalist Errol Knowles, who has a pleasant l and dynamic vocal approach. Together, the three of them form the core of Courtial. Meanwhile, the remainder of Courtial was forming in San Francisco. Originally scheduled to perform in a play that was cancelled on opening night, the assembled group were given an alternative venue at a local club, Butterfields. This was to be an important break for them as the club owner was friends with Bill Courtial, and it had come to light that Bill was looking to form a band.

PERSONNEL:

  • Bill Courtial (guitar)
  • Erroll Knowles (vocals, congas)
  • David Kempton (keyboards)
  • Edward Williams III (bass)
  • Geoffrey Whyte (drums)
  • Jose Najera (percussion)
  • Pete Escovedo (congas)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Don't You Think It's Time
  • A2. Thank You Baby
  • A3. Time To Explain
  • A4. Best of Friends
  • A5. Poem for Helen
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Losing You
  • B2. Love Nevermore
  • B3. Take the Time v
  • B4. Corn of the Cob/Time