4 January 2008

BILLY WOOTEN - IN THIS WORLD





















Billy Wooten and Special Friends for APS from 1979.
Wonderful piece of super rare soulful jazz from Billy Wooten to kick off a freestyling 2008 here at Orgy In Rhythm.
Two files-here and here.
Dusty Groove :
One of the most soul-based records ever cut by vibist Billy Wooten -- a record that's even tighter and more focused than his work with The Wooden Glass or 19th Whole! The album's got Billy and other vocalists singing along with his vibes and marimba -- over the top of tightly vamping rhythms by the combo, served up with a breezy, jazzy approach that's totally great. There's plenty of warm changes in the rhythms -- almost in the style of Bobby Hutcherson's work of the same time, but a fair bit more varied overall as well -- thanks to some unusual material included by Wooten in the set. Vocals are by Wooten, Joy Smith, and Funda Cooper -- and other instrumentation includes alto sax, flute, guitar, bass, drums, and plenty of percussion

PRODUCED BY VIBRAHARPIST BILLY WOOTEN OF THE WOODEN GLASS, FEATURES STEVE WEAKLEY [FORMERLY WITH FUNK, INC] ON GUITAR AND OLIVER NELSON JR {FLUTE}. SUPPORTING MUSICIANS INCLUDE PERCUSSIONIST JACK GILFOY [OF THE HENRY MANCINI ORCHESTRA], JONATHAN WOOD[BASS],JOZELL CARTER[DRUMS],JULIUS ADENIYI [NIGERIAN DRUMMER],FUNDER COOPER [VOCALS SOMEBODY'S CALLIN MY NAME],JOY SMITH [VOCALS IN THIS WORLD]AND OLIVER NELSON, JR [FLUTE/ALTO SAX].
Reissued in Japan on cd and vinyl (which sold out quickly-still on ebay for steep prices).
Expect to pay between 70 and 150 quid for an original.
Ripped @320 from the japanese cd reissue.
Don't sleep on this one-it's gonna go fast !

12 comments:

actuel said...

Nice post. "The Wooden Glass" is far superior to this one. Billy is a local here. Steven Weakly is too. I use give him rides home in the cab after his regular Wednesday night sets over at the Chatterbox. Great dude, tones of stories!

I posted this about a year ago at Curved-Air.com. Nice to see it pop up again.

Best,
a

Soul Gentleman said...

I didn't know Billy Wooten.
Thank you so much for this great album.

All the best
Soul Gentleman

alex said...

hi bacoso,
happy new year m8!
this is a great album i used to have!
great to get it back again!
MANY THANKS

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Rob said...

great upload.

oui said...

wooten is great! i highly recommend the reissue of his album on stones throw records : the wooden glass featuring billy wooten - recorded live (1972)

AmBrOsE said...

excellent share thanx

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el goog said...

It is my blog.

http://elgoog-ja.blogspot.com/2008/02/wooden-glass-recorded-live-featuring.html

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