Monday, May 29, 2017

Marvin Peterson & The Soulmasters - 1969 - In Concert

Marvin Peterson & The Soulmasters 
In Concert

01 Groove For Otis
02 Five Foot Even
03 Conversation
04 Our Groove
05 Summertime
06 I Can't Stand It

Alto Saxophone – Mike Campbell
Bass – Eugene "Spare Time" Murray, Richard "Dick" Thompson
Drums – Emry "Wild Child" Thomas
Organ, Tambourine – Eugene "Gov" Carrier
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute – Tim Peterson
Trombone – Cleveland Gay
Trumpet, Vocals – Marvin Peterson

Recorded in concert live at the Burning Bush, Denton, Texas, November 1968.

Original 1968 sound recording owned by Hannibal Lokumbe, under license to Jazzman Records Ltd.

Of all the Holy Grail LPs that we've posted so far, this is quite possibly the rarest of the rare, with a miniscule 50 copies of the original album having been pressed up 40 or so years ago. It's a miracle that any copies at all have survived since then, but we've jumped through hoops to ensure that not only have we faithfully reproduced the original, but we've done it with a quality that cannot be rivaled! Marvin Hannibal Peterson will be a familiar name to '70s jazz enthusiasts, but his career started with the Soulmasters in Texas back in the '60s. As bandleader and trumpeter, they were a popular outfit around the Texas nightclub circuit with their own brand of funky jazz, soul ballads and RnB showmanship. This album manages to squeeze in all three, including the extended funky jazz workout Our Groove, the haunting ballad Five Foot Even and finishing off with a cracking version of James Brown's I Can't Stand It. For lovers of soul, jazz, funk and all things in between, this album is for you.