Melvyn Price

Rhythm And Blues

Regular price ¥3,590

Label: Wax Poetics Records – WPR004
Record, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: US
Released: July 8, 2008 Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul

Media Condition : Very Good+ (VG+)
Sleeve Condition : Very Good++ (VG++)

A1 Voodoo Love Dance
A2 Toward Brazil
A3 Behind Kungsträdgården
B1 Happiness Is...
B2 Five O'Clock Traffic
B3 Last Train

The late '60s were an explosive time in America. While the power of flowers blossomed, the civil rights movement flourished, and American soldiers fought in Vietnam, American musicians were making several brands of rebellious music at home. One such musician, a trombonist/conga player from Pontiac, Michigan, was fed up with the unstable political climate. Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Melvin Price set sail for Sweden and soon began gigging with Scandinavian jet-set jazz musicians. In 1974, after a double-disc percussive album primarily intended to aid dance instruction, Price wrote and recorded the soul-jazz masterpiece "Rhythm and Blues" for his Mel-Dor label. Released. The music was simple yet evocative, pairing a disciplined Swedish session player with an imported Latin American percussionist. "Rhythm And Blues" has not been widely distributed overseas and has recorded the highest price at auction in recent years. This reissue is the fourth release on Wax Poetics Records.