26 de octubre de 2007

The Soul Train Gang - The Soul Train Gang (Soul Train Records LP, 1976)

A1 That Certain Way (4:55)
A2 Ooh Cha (5:09)
A3 How Much Longer (3:56)
A4 All My Life (I Wanna Live With You) (5:50)

B1 Soul Train Theme (T.V. Version) (5:06)
B2 If It Takes All Night (4:37)
B3 Country Girl (3:20)
B4 Soul Train Theme (Scat Version) (4:15)

Arranged By [Vocals] - Gray , Griffey , Cornelius
Bass - Ronnie Baker
Drums - Charles Collins , Earl (Trammps) Young
Engineer [Mastering] - Richard Simpson
Engineer [Mixing] - Kenny Present
Engineer [Recording] - Carl Paruolo , Dirk Devlin , Don Holden
Executive Producer - Dick Griffey , Don Cornelius
Guitar - Bobby Eli , Norman Harris , T. Life , T.J. Tindell
Keyboards - Bruce Hawes , Cotton Kent , Ron (Have Mercy) Kersey
Other [Vibes] - Vince Montana
Percussion - Ahaguna G. Sun* , Warner Schuchner
Percussion [Congas] - Larry Washington
Producer - "The Harris Machine" Norman Harris

Manufactured & Distributed By RCA Records.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia & RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA


For its second and last LP, the Los Angeles-based Soul Train Gang traveled across the U.S. to Philadelphia's legendary Sigma Sound and enlisted Norman Harris, who had been producing major hits for Blue Magic and the Spinners in that very studio. While parts of the Soul Train Gang's first album were influenced by the Philly sound, everything on this album is Philadelphia-sounding. With Harris producing and Bobby Martin helping with the arranging (Don Cornelius and Dick Griffey are listed as executive producers), the Philly influence is impossible to miss on romantic cuts like "All My Life (I Wanna Live With You)" and the Blue Magic-minded "If It Takes All Night," as well as uptempo offerings such as "Country Girl" and the funky "Soul Train Theme," which in 1976, replaced "Soul Train '75" as the program's theme music. ("Soul Train '75" had replaced MFSB's famous "TSOP"). Despite Soul Train's popularity and despite the popularity of the Philly sound, this LP wasn't a huge seller. Nor is it an album that lovers of Philly soul would consider essential. But it's a decent, if less than remarkable, footnote in the history of '70s R&B. (Alex Henderson, All Music Guide)


4 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

great music from the 70's :-) I love this music so much :-)

albgardis dijo...

I am very happy to see this link is still alive. So I will listen to this album tonight - can't wait, I am so excited! Gracias!!

albgardis dijo...

It is great - thank you!!

I am reading this is their second LP? Do you have also their first?

I would be very interested in that, and I am sure, many other fans would love that too. Thank you for your outstanding work!! Your blog is so great!

Kosta dijo...

wonderful album despite the 128kbps...192 at least...??
any chance you got their previous 1975 'Don Cornelius Presents Soul Train Gang'