Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ronnie Laws - Every Generation


A great little set of soulful fusion -- played by one of the artists who helped invent the genre! Ronnie's mixing soul and jazz easily here -- hitting a sweet groove that's a bit more electric than ever, but which still has all the warmth and depth of his 70s work. A few tracks feature Ronnie singing lead vocals -- but most of the numbers are instrumentals that focus on his extremely catchy work on saxophone -- in that rhythmically soloing mode that first broke big on the earlier hit "Always There". Backing vocals on the set are by Eloise Laws and Miki Howard -- and titles include "Young Child", "Tomorrow", "Every Generation", "As One", "Love's Victory", and the sublime mellow cut "Thoughts & Memories".

Personnel include: Ronnie Laws (vocals, saxophone); Pat Kelly (guitar); Hubert Laws (flute); Joe Sample, Larry Dunn, Patrice Rushen, Ronnie Foster, Bobby Lyle (keyboards); Barnaby Finch (Moog synthesizer); Nathaniel Phillips (bass instrument); Eloise Laws, Miki Howard (background vocals)

1. Young Child
2. Never Get Back to Houston
3. Every Generation
4. Tomorrow
5. O.T.B.A. (Outta Be A Law)
6. Love's Victory
7. Thoughts & Memories
8. As One

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6 comments:

Lafayette said...

Cool, thanks...was about to rip the album when we had a Laws family special some months back, but never got around to it!

/Laf

Andy said...

The other of my wishlist on the same blog,you are the man.If you can't score with track 3 give up!
Thank you

ThorZeen said...

Been looking for this. Thanks for the post.

ThorZeen

jaguar said...

Many thanks for this great LP.

Eric Karvelli aka Chi-Town Slick said...

Needed this! Thank you!

alex said...

many thanks for this gem!
i was lucky enough to see him years back!
brill bloke!