Much Les – Les McCann 1969

Les McCann

After the success of Swiss Movement, McCann — primarily a piano player — began to emphasize his rough-hewn vocals more. He became an innovator in the soul jazz style, merging jazz with funk, soul and world rhythms; much of his early 1970s music prefigures the great Stevie Wonder albums of the decade. He was among the first jazz musicians to include electric piano, clavinet, and synthesizer in his music.
In 1971, he and Harris were part of a group of soul, R&B, and rock performers — including Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers, Santana, and Ike & Tina Turner — who flew to Accra, Ghana for a historic 14-hour concert before more than 100,000 Ghanaians. The March 6 concert was recorded for the documentary film Soul To Soul. In 2004 the movie was released on DVD with an accompanying soundtrack album.
Les discovered Roberta Flack and obtained an audition which resulted in a recording contract with Atlantic Records.


Les McCann - Much Les
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 1516
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1969
Genre: Jazz
Style: Jazz-Funk

A1       Doin' That Thing     8:31    
          Written-By - Leroy Vinnegar
A2       With These Hands     5:35    
          Written-By - Abner Silverand* , Benny Davis
A3       Burnin' Coal     6:40    
          Written-By - Les McCann
B1       Benjamin     5:47    
          Written-By - Les McCann
B2       Love For Sale     6:39    
          Written-By - Cole Porter
B3       Roberta     8:57    
          Written-By - Les McCann
Bass - Leroy Vinnegar
Conductor, Arranged By [Strings] - William Fischer* (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3)
Congas - Victor Pantoja (tracks: A1, A3, B2)
Drums - Donald Dean
Engineer [Recording] - Adrian Barber
Piano - Les McCann
Producer - Joel Dorn
Strings - Emanuel Green (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Harvey Shapiro (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Kermit Moore (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Noel DaCosta (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Richard Elias (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Ron Carter (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Selwart Clarke (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Theodore Israel (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Warren Laffredo (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3) , Winston Collymore (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3)
Timbales - Willie Bobo (tracks: A1, A3, B2)
Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York.

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Liam Latrine disse...

Thx 4 Les McCann - do you have anymore?