Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Charles Earland - 1972 - Soul Story

Charles Earland 
1972 
Soul Story




01. Betty's Dilemma
02. Love Story
03. One For Scotty
04. My Scorpio Lady
05. I Was Made To Love Her
06. Happy Medium

- Charles Earland - Organ, Vocals (2, 6)
- Houston Person - Tenor Saxophone (1, 2, 6)
- James Vass - Alto & Soprano Saxophones, Flute (1, 2, 6)
- Gary Chandler - Trumpet (1, 2, 6)
- Arthur Grant, Jr. - Tenor Saxophone, Flute (3, 4, 5)
- Clifford Adams, Jr. - Trombone (3, 4, 5)
- Virgil Jones - Trumpet (3, 4, 5)
- Maynard Parker - Guitar
- Jesse Kilpatrick - Drums (1, 2, 6)
- Billy "Kentucky" Wilson - Drums (3, 4, 5)
- Buddy Caldwell - Congas, Percussion (1, 2, 6)
- Arthur Jenkins Jr. - Congas (3, 4, 5)


Charles Earland and his band of players including Houston Person and Maynard Parker jump start things with the rousing funk-jazz of Betty’s Dilemma with some pounding drums by Jesse Kilpatrick who lets loose with a long LOOOOONG drum break as well. Earland changes pace with the next song, Love Story with its moody beginning before going into a little vamp, probably the only version of this song I’ve ever actually liked. On the second side Earland returns to his more traditional, swinging soul-jazz with One For Scotty. The band also does a decent cover of S. Wonder’s I Was Made To Love Her. Probably one of Earland’s best albums.
This has never made a reissue on lp but I seem to remember a couple of tracks from it have made compilation albums.

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