среда, 27 марта 2013 г.

Genya Ravan - Genya Ravan (1972 CBS/Columbia Records)

Band/Artist: Genya Ravan
Album: Self Titled
Label: CBS / Columbia Records
Catalog#: C 31001
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Funk, Soul-Jazz
Total Time: 00:42:58

Genya Ravan, her first solo disc which Columbia released after she left Ten Wheel Drive, was the catalyst for Ravan producing herself. Perhaps the most shocking thing about the record is that it is the only one she recorded for Columbia, a place that seemed like the perfect home for a woman with so many talents. Clive Davis originally wanted Richard Perry to produce, and it wasn't the fact that he was Ravan's first boyfriend that the idea was nixed, his pop work with Carly Simon was not what this artist is about.
Larry Fallon former partner of producer Jimmy Miller and the guy behind "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)"for The Looking Glass (he had also put strings on an unreleased version of "Wild Horses" for Jimmy Miller and the Rolling Stones ) was brought in. But "Brandy" was more pop than "You're So Vain" if you think about it. To feel comfortable, Ravan asked for, and got, her original partners in Ten Wheel Drive, Aram Schefrin, and Michael Zager, and with the band Baby behind her, Goldie Zelkowitz made the first album of her career beyond Goldie & the Gingerbreads and Ten Wheel Drive. It is a pure document of her transition.

 • Side One:
A1. What Kind Of Man Are You 03:26 
A2. Sit Yourself Down 02:30
A3. I Hate Myself (For Loving You) 05:05
A4. I'm In The Mood For Love 3:49
A5. Takuta Kalaba / Turn On Your Love Lights 06:30
 • Side Two:
B1. Lonely, Lonely 03:45
B2. Flying 06:01
B3. Every Little Bit Hurts 03:39
B4. Bird On The Wire 04:49
B5. I Can't Stand It 03:20

   James Moody - Saxophone (Track A4)
   Michael Olatunji - Directed By African Drums (Track A5)
   Arnie Lawrence - Saxophone (Track B3)

Percussion – Bernard Williams
Bass – Peter Hodgson
Drums – Bian Keenan
Engineer – James Greene*
Guitar – John Platania, Mitch Styles
Keyboards – Nick Oliva

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