4 de noviembre de 2007

Grace Jones - Portfolio (Island Records LP, 1977)

Grace Jones
Island Records LP, 1977

A1 Send In The Clowns (7:33)
A2 What I Did For Love (5:15)
A3 Tomorrow (5:48)
B1 La Vie En Rose (7:27)
B2 Sorry (3:58)
B3 That's The Trouble (3:36)
B4 I Need A Man (3:22)

Arranged By - Duke Williams (tracks: B1 to B3)
Backing Vocals - Sweethearts Of Sigma*
Bass - Wilbur Bascomb
Congas - Larry Washington
Drums - Allen Schwatzberg
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey*
Guitar - Bobby Eli , Cliff Morris , Lance Quinn
Keyboards, Piano - Carlton "Cotton" Kent*
Mastered By - Jose Rodriguez*
Producer, Mixed By - Tom Moulton
Recorded By, Mixed By - Arthur Stoppe , Jay Mark
Strings, Horns - Don Renaldo's Strings And Horns*
Tambourine - Moto (2)
Vibraphone, Arranged By [Strings, Horns], Conductor [Strings, Horns] - Vincent Montana, Jr.

Recorded and mixed at Sigma Sound Studios.
Mastered at Frankfort Wayne.

A landmark little record from Grace Jones -- a set that started off as one of those "hey, let's see if this model can sing" sort of records -- but which has gone onto become an enduring classic! Most of the tunes are older ones, but they're remade with a soaring Sigma Sound groove by the best in Philly -- taking sometimes-cloying lyrics and pushing them into hipper disco territory for the 70s -- all with that odd wink and subtle sense of irony that would emerge more clearly in Jones' later records. Tom Moulton produced and mixed, and titles include "I Need A Man", "La Vie En Rose", "Sorry", "Tomorrow", "What I Did For Love", and "Send In The Clowns".

2 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

nice album from Grace Jones, her song "La vie en rose" is really well known through some radio stations :-)

thx for the upload.

albgardis dijo...

One classic album.
Germans in my age (45) remember Grace Jones for mostly her TV-gig with "la vie en rose" on Musikladen in 1977, where she not only wore the shortest dress ever seen - she also had one breast hanging out.
Yes, really, I am not kidding.

Who cared wether she could sing - everybody wanted to see this clip for other reasons... That led to constant repeat of the clip.

I heard the complete album much much later, and I must say she is really impressive.