What It Is - Johnny Lytle - Hilton Felton - Ricardo Marrero - Leroy & .. - Funk LP

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Various - What It Is

Label: Luv N' Haight
Catalog#: LHLP008
Format: Vinyl, LP
Record is VG+, some scuffing
Cover has fold marks (see pic)
writing on label (see pic)

Country: US
Released: 1993
Genre: Jazz

A1 Apollis - What It Is (7:23)
A2 Five Ounces Of Soul - Love Got A Piece Of Your Mind (2:36)
A3 Johnny Lytle - Selim (3:31)
A4 Soul Machine - Twitchie Feet (2:51)

B1 Hilton Felton - Be Bop Boogie (8:59)
B2 Leroy & The Drivers - The Sad Chicken (2:58)
B3 Ricardo Marrero - Babylonia (3:30)

Raw and soulful stuff ..

Personnel & Note:

Hilton Felton - Be Bop Boogie

This Records Has An All Star Line Up Featuring
HILTON FELTON (elec. piano, organ, vibes, glockenspiel, etc)
LARRY DAVIS (trumpet, often played with 5th Dimension)
LINCOLN ROSS (trombone, played with Count Basie)
JOE HALL (bass, Blackbyrds)
ORVILLE SAUNDERS (guitarist, BlackByrds)

In 1967, after ceaseless midwest club touring, this cincinatti band blessed the funk world with this future anthem, on tiny detroit label 'duo'. The dirge-like intro primes a wild, squawking sax-driven theme, with free-jazz improvisation at the end that puts the song well ahead of its time. An airtight rhythm section ensured dancefloor eruption when the track was rediscovered by funk djs in the early 1990's, and copies ended up changing hands for $500.

Considered one of the top vibes players in the world, Johnny Lytle was known for his great hand speed and showmanship. He was also a songwriter and wrote many of his own hits, including "The Loop," "The Man," "Lela," "Selim," and the jazz classic "The Village Caller." Lytle recorded more than 30 albums for various jazz labels including Tuba, Jazzland, Solid State and Muse. Throughout his career he performed and recorded with jazz greats the likes of Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Timmons and Roy Ayers.

Ricardo Marrero - Babylonia
One of the finest slabs of Latin funk in existence - period!

Leroy And The Drivers - The Sad Chicken
This is a funky breakdown!

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Format LP
Label Luv'n'Haight