miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2009

Penny Goodwin: Portrait of a Gemini (1974)

A legendary bit of jazzy soul recorded by Penny Goodwin, an obscure female singer from Milwaukee. Penny has a warm style that is pretty darn nice on its own, but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evan, who helped out a lot on the session, along with Phil Upchurch (G), and Morris Jennings (Ds). The feel is very much in the Chicago sophisti-soul mode and, at times, the record sounds a lot like Marlena Shaw's best work in the '70s, particularly her sides for Blue Note in the early part of the decade. Originally released on a Milwaukie Label, only 2000 copies were Pressed. Used vinyl copies of the original Portrait of a Gemini album were going for five hundred dollars in the collectors market at one point. It includes the great original 'Too Soon You're Old' - a jazz dance classic for many years - plus a stellar cover of Gil Scott Heron's 'Lady Day & John Coltrane', and the tracks 'He's Come Back', 'Amazing Grace', 'Slow Hot Wind', 'Today Is the First Day' and 'Rain Sometimes'. It also features a has-to-be-heard-to-be-believed version of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Goin' On'. http://www.dustygroove.com/, http://www.amazon.com/

10 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

http://rapidshare.com/files/318177870/Penny_Goodwin_-_Portrait_of_a_Gemini__1974_.rar

hooch dijo...

thanks nosi!

Bill dijo...

Phew!! I`ve got "Too soon you`re old"(my themesong) on a V/A collection. Never thought I`d see the album. THANKS for this.

Parry dijo...

Hi Nosi:

Another download in your wish list:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KAU7PH75

mp3 @ 160 Kbps in MONO (= 320 Kbps in Stereo).

Nosi dijo...

Wow, Parry, thank you!! I still don't know what is the goodie you have sent me while writing this, but I'm feeling so curious I think I am going to die!! And I still have to wait hours til I get home to see what it is! Don't know if I am going to stand that pressure!! ;-))

Andy dijo...

It sure is a good album,thanks

Derrick dijo...

Thanks

Satchelmouth dijo...

Thanks!

Mark dijo...

I would have never imagined he had a "What's goin' on?" version". Surprising! Some of his songs are used in viagra online advertisements in England too, which is also quite rare.

Seokho Zeon dijo...

Hi there, first of all, Thanks a lot for share all these amazing piece of tunes.! you're great. well, I got kinda problem. I've desperately tried to find this LP (Penny Goodwin - Portrait of a Gemini) but all the links are dead and couldn't get a actual vinyl in here - Seoul, Korea (well, there could be one but more difficult to find). if by any chance, can you or someone send me the file plz.? plz all you kind heart people.!

my e-mail is...

imbilly@daum.net

Cheers.!!