Arthur Adams – Home Brew (1975/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Arthur Adams – Home Brew (1975/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 35:48 minutes | 392 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cleopatra Blues

Arthur Adams’ second album Home Brew may boast a production that’s a little too slick, but there’s no disguising the fact that the record is an appealing collection of driving blues, distinguished by some unpredictable jazzy flourishes that keep things interesting, even when the songwriting is uneven.
Arthur Adams was one of the many excellent west coast session players of the early 70s – and if you check the notes on some of your favorite California soul albums, you’ll find that you’ve probably heard his guitar an awful lot over the years! As with some of the other Fantasy albums of the mid 70s, this one gives a more obscure player a chance to step out in the light – as Adams does wonderfully with smooth jazz funk production by Wayne Henderson, which brings out some great tonal colors in Adams’ guitar playing. There’s a bit of a New Orleans sound in the record, but the real feel is Fantasy Records jazz funk – as you’ll hear on the cuts “Chicago Sidewalk”, “Bumpin’ Around”, and “That’s the Way It’s Gonna Be”.

1. Home Brew 04:55
2. Do What Cha Doin’ 02:52
3. The Blues 04:34
4. We’ve Got an Understanding 02:55
5. That’s the Way You Move 02:59
6. Keep on Dancing 03:30
7. First-Class Woman 03:59
8. Chicago Sidewalk 03:20
9. Bumpin’ Around 02:33
10. That’s the Way It’s Gonna Be 04:11

Arthur Adams, guitar, vocals
Wayne Henderson, percussion
James Jamerson, bass
Kent Brinkley, bass
Wilton Felder, bass
Al Vescovo, guitar
Dennis Coffey, guitar
Stix Hooper, drums
Earl Palmer, drums
Joe Sample, piano
Lanny Hartley, piano
Jerry Peters, clavinet, organ, synthesizer
Joe Sample, clavinet, synthesizer
George Bohanon, baritone saxophone, trombone
Oscar Brashear, horn bugle, trumpet
Ronnie Laws, flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone

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