Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - 1973 Jazz Funk Classic - Audiophile Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Head Hunters - Herbie Hancock

Label:Music On Vinyl – MOVLP030, Legacy – 88697392181, Columbia – 88697392181
Format:Audiophile Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram
Released:26 Nov 2009
Original Released: 1973
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style: Jazz-Funk


A1 Chameleon
A2 Watermelon Man

B1 Sly
B2 Vein Melter

Agogô, Percussion [Log Drum, Balafon, Beer Bottle, Gankoqui], Cabasa, Congas, Whistle [Hindewho], Shekere, Surdo - Bill Summers
Drums [Yamaha] - Harvey Mason
Flute [Alto], Saxello, Saxophone [Soprano, Tenor], Clarinet [Bass] - Bennie Maupin
Marimbula, Bass [Electric] - Paul Jackson
Producer - David Rubinson , Herbie Hancock
Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Arp Soloist], Electric Piano, Clavinet [Hohner D 6], Pipe [Pipes] - Herbie Hancock

Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco.
Originally released in 1973.

This album started a revolution. "Chameleon" is a staple for any band these days. After getting tired of hearing terrible versions by Gov't Mule and The String Cheese Incidint (Who by the way really are an incident and couldn't play a good song if they got payed a million dollars), I thought that I was finally sick of "Chameleon" Well... I was so wrong! I went back and got out my copy of "Headhunters" and it refreshed my faith in the song. Herbie adds that kind of Disco part and brings the funk up a notch. His whole band really jams on that song. There may be imitators, but Herbie is the only one who can really play "Chameleon" the way it should be played.
"Watermelon Man" is another instant classic. I was really diggin' the crazy tribal screams and the guy blowing on the jugs. "Sly" is also really funky going in and out of the groove, and "Veinmelter" delivers as well. Although I wouldn't label this as "One of my favorites of all time" it is definatley crucial to any collection. Whether you like Jazz, rap, Funk, rock, or whatever... You'll dig this fo' sho'.

Herbie Hancock - Chameleon (Live 1974)
Herbie is the bomb!

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Herbie Hancock - Chameleon

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Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man

Sampled by Super Cat " Dolly My Baby" LL Cool J "1-900-LL Cool J" Shaquille O'Neal "I Hate To Brag" Born Jamericans "State Of Shock IV" Madonna "Sanctuary" UNLV "Pocket Full Of Furl" and Jill Scott

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Headhunters '05 - Watermelon Man

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I suppose conversations about drug use are inevitable when the song is titled "Vein Melter." The slow tempo & dirge-like melody suggests that the composition is about a drug experience or the sadness of losing a friend or loved one through a drug overdose.

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Music On Vinyl
Artist Herbie Hancock
Color Black