Dienstag, 22. November 2022

The Voices Of East Harlem - Right On Be Free (1970)

An often stirring 20-member ensemble whose music was better suited for devotional and inspirational material than commercial R&B or soul, the Voices of East Harlem included lead vocalists Gerri Griffin and Monica Burress. Producers Leroy Hutson and Curtis Mayfield worked with the group, whose ages ranged from 12 to 21, and cut some material on the Just Sunshine label that didn't generate any chart action. But their 1973 LP, The Voices of East Harlem, was a superbly performed release nonetheless, and the single "Cashing In" was a cult favorite. The single "Wanted Dead or Alive" was later reissued as a 12" remixed cut and got some international dance attention.

"Right On Be Free" is the lone album by "The Voices Of East Harlem" released in late 1970 on Elektra Records. It's a sort of gospel/funk/righteous soul miss-mash. If you appreciate raw, unreserved, funky, heartlifting passionate soul and gospel, this will certainly appeal to you. Fantastic examples of the call and response-style in gospel, powerful anthems for justice, peace and equality.



Tracklist:

Right On Be Free 3:40
Simple Song Of Freedom 3:58
Proud Mary 2:47
Music In The Air 3:14
Oh Yeah 1:30
For What It's Worth 3:27
Let It Be Me 3:21
No No No 3:55
Gotta Be A Change 2:35
Shaker Life 6:45


(320 kbps, cover art included)

7 Kommentare:

XYZ hat gesagt…

Hi,
do you have by chance this record?
VA - Café Roma (2009)

Italian Classics | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 382 Mb

CD 1
1. Domenico Modugno - Volaré (Nel blu dipinto di blu) (3:36)
2. Sophia Loren - Che m'e 'mparato a Ffa (3:10)
3. Renato Rascel - Arriverderci Roma (3:41)
4. Marino Marini and his Quartet - Come Prima (2:40)
5. Carla Boni - Mambo Italiano (2:23)
6. Claudio Villa - Buongiorno Tristezza (3:32)
7. Franca Raimondi - Aprite le finestre (2:35)
8. Flo Sandon's - Non dimnticar (T'ho voluto bene) (3:30)
9. Domenico Modugno - Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina) (3:03)
10. Mina - Nessuno (2:14)
11. Claudio Villa - Qui sotto il cielo di Capri (3:08)
12. Teddy Reno - Piccolissima Serenata (2:53)
13. Ezio Pinza - Luna Rossa (2:16)
14. Roberto Murolo - Anema e core (3:37)
15. Nilla Pizzi and Duo Fasano - O Mama, Mama (3:28)
16. Natalino Otto - Oho Aha (Ciao) (3:09)
17. Giacomo Rondin - Arsura (Sed Ardiente) (3:00)
18. Sophia Loren - Mambo Bacan (3:27)
19. Flo Sandon's - Tipitpitipso (2:58)
20. Beniamino Gigli - Mamma (3:33)
21. Renato Rascel - Te voglio bene (Tanto tanto) (3:29)
22. Carla Boni - Come giuda (3:15)
23. Marino Marini and his Quartet - Chella lla' (2:27)
24. Natalino Otto - Perchè tu non vuoi (2:45)
25. Roberto Murolo - Torna a Surriento (1:51)

CD 2
1. Mario Lanza - O Sole Mio (4:20)
2. Giuseppe Di Stefano - Core 'Ngrato (3:43)
3. Alessandro Ziliani - Funiculi-Funicula (2:36)
4. Ferruccio Tagliavini - Mattinata (1:58)
5. Tito Schipa - Vieni Sul Mar (3:28)
6. Beniamino Gigli - Santa Lucia (4:15)
7. Claudio Muzio - O Del Amato Ben (3:58)
8. Gino Bechi - La Strada Del Bosco (3:38)
9. Beniamino Gigli - La Spagnola (2:46)
10. Ferruccio Tagliavini - Voglio Vivere Cosi (2:53)
11. Tito Schipa - Ideale (3:13)
12. Mario Lanza - Lolita (3:37)
13. Giuseppe Lugo - La Mia Canzone Al Vento (3:05)
14. Tito Schipa - Vivere (2:44)
15. Carlo Buti - Ritoma Amor (3:16)
16. Tito Gobbi - Occhi Di Fata (3:11)
17. Cesare Siepe - L'ultima Canzone (4:37)
18. Giuseppe Di Stefano - Marechiare (3:29)
19. Mario Del Monaco - Musica Proibita (3:39)
20. Gianni Poggi - Addio Sogni Di Gloria (3:11)
21. Mario Lanza - Parlami D'amore Mariu (2:39)
22. Luciano Tajoli - I' Te Vurria Vasà (3:38)
23. Beniamino Gigli - Non Ti Scordar Di Me (3:19)

zero hat gesagt…

...not in my collection, sorry!

XYZ hat gesagt…

Thanks

AtitudeRocknRoll hat gesagt…

NO NO NO, gosto muito desta versão: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4vjVetZPpM

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for the link!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Any chance of a re-up or new link as this has gone the same ways as other mediafire links?

ANON hat gesagt…

Yes, any chance of a zippy re-up? The Voices of EH were amazing and their segment in the film "Soul To Soul" one of the most electrifying performances ever! Thank you!

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