Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Buddy Terry - 1968 - Natural Soul Natural Woman

Buddy Terry 
Natural Soul Natural Woman

01. A Natural Woman 3:30
02. Natural Soul 6:00
03. Pedro, The One Arm Bandit 5:37
04. Don't Be So Mean 5:35
05. The Revealing Time 12:35
06. Quiet Days And Lonely Nights 7:35

Buddy Terry - Tenor Sax & Flute
Larry Young - Organ & Piano
Eddie Gladden - Drums

Woody Shaw - Trumpet & Flugelhorn on A2,A4,B1
Joe Thomas - Tenor Sax & Flute on A1,A3
Robbie Porter - Baritone Sax on A1,A2
Wally Richardson - Guitar on A1,A2
Jiggs Chase - Organ on A1
Jimmy Lewis - Fender Bass on A1,A3,B2
The Terry Girls - Vocals on A1

Recorded - [not listed on sleeve, but according to major Prestige discographies - November 15, 1967, Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ]

It seems I'm not done with this blog or Prestige just this yet! Here's another monster soul jazz rarity - Buddy Terry's Natural Soul! This legendary ultra rare lost side has been mostly sought after by cratediggers for the quality of sidemen involved - Larry Young and Woody Shaw! Terry is the leader on tenor and he plays well, but fortunately, Young is all over this side with his organ... fantastic! Shaw is only on three tracks, however.

Acquired this unique vintage Prestige licensed MPS white label promo pressing for the princely sum of 5 Euros from a German dealer. Of course the original cover was lost, so hence the bargain (above courtesy Google images ) . So, just average fidelity off this foreign pressing, but the music is essential and deserves to be heard again. Back to my break.