jueves, 24 de diciembre de 2009

Maxine Weldon: Chilly Wind (1971)

Despite her soul leanings, Maxine Weldon was at home singing blues, jazz, gospel, or an amalgam of all them. Chilly Wind, her second album for Mainstream, which was released in 1971 (the first being Right On, in 1970), is a good example of that. We find her working here with bigger backings from Ernie Wilkins in a style which is never too polished, and almost has a similar feel to some of Esther Phillips' work on the Kudu label during the early '70s. Soulful vocals at the lead, backed by some hip jazz and electric instrumentation from players who include Blue Mitchell and Bobby Bryant on trumpet, Hadley Caliman and Ernie Watts on tenor and flute, George Bohannon on trombone, Freddy Robinson on guitar and Earl Palmer, who was David Axelrod’s drummer, on drums. Side one is full of heavy soul cuts like 'I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,' and the funky 'Ain’t Got Nobody.' Side two changes it up a little with poppy groovers like 'Don’t Make Promises' and the jazzy ballad 'I’ll Remember Today'. There's even a version of 'I (Who Have Nothing)' with only her voice and harmonica that would get Nina Simone shook. Other titles include 'Chilly Wind', 'Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye', 'Country Son', 'Fire and Rain' and 'It Don't Matter to Me'. http://www.groundliftmag.com/, http://www.dustygroove.com/
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10 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

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Soul Bonanza dijo...

Many thanks for this fine soul treasure - Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

e-keane dijo...

Nosi,

Thank you for your musical generosity over the last year. May I wish you and yours a Happy, Peacgful & Holy Christmas.
God bless,


Eugene

NK666 dijo...

Merry Christmas to you and your people too!
And thanks for the effort, time, knowledge and music you share in a daily Christmas-like present. You have introduced us to lots of wonderful music we didn't even know it existed. Many, many thanks. You're a wonderful person, I know, and we are very fortunate of having you. Thank you.

spellbound dijo...

Merry Christmas Nosi.

hooch dijo...

Merry Christmas Nosi!

troods dijo...

Feliz Navidad, Nosi! You give regalos todos los dias. Gracias por las musica and the love with which you give it to the music community. I feel fortunate to have found tu sitio.

joseph dijo...

Thank you so much for the good soul sister music

Chris T dijo...

Thanks and best wishes for the coming year.

peskypesky dijo...

great singer! thank you.