суббота, 28 декабря 2013 г.

Jerry Riopelle - Saving Grace (1974) 

Artist: Jerry Riopelle
Album: Saving Grace
Label: ABC Records
Catalog#: ABCX-827
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1974
Genre: Rock, Soft Rock, Southern Rock
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:38:34

Музыка Jerry Riopelle сочетает в себе подлинную лирическую искренность с плотными дозами ритм-энд-блюза, рока и кантри, приправленную уникальным саундом джаза и регги. Взятый на работу в Philles Records Филом Спектором, Джерри скоро произвел хит Тор 20 Home of the Brave (записанный Bonnie & The Treasures). Он продюсировал два независимо произведенных сингла, вошедших в Тор 40, записанных исполнителями April Stevens & Nino Tempo и The Parade (где он был членом-соучредителем), поработал в качестве продюсера на A&M Records, а также штатным сотрудником на Irving Music. За это время он писал и продюсировал для The We Five, Brewer & Shipley, The Parade, Shango и многих других. Его песни были перепеты многочисленными артистами, включая Герба Альперта, Джоан Баэз, Леона Рассела, Кенни Логгинса, Риту Кулидж и Meat Loaf. За время пребывания в Голливуде Джерри также написал много песен и музыкальных произведений для фильмов и телешоу.

There’s no mistaking Jerry Riopelle’s distinctive brand of hard driving roots rock. Riopelle’s music reflects a genuine lyrical honesty with heavy doses of rhythm and blues, rock and country, flavored with a unique mix of jazz and reggae sounds. Riopelle is an artist whose work, both in the studio and on stage, has refused to be categorized. His natural ability to draw from different contemporary styles while utilizing wide ranging instrumental ideas and rhythmic variations gives the Riopelle sound a very distinct character.
Born in Detroit and raised in Tampa, Riopelle began his musical career in Los Angeles in the 1960’s by learning the ropes of independent record production. After playing drums for the Hollywood Argyles he signed as a staff writer for Screen Gems. Upon hearing a single Jerry had written and produced with Clydie King entitled "The Thrill is Gone," Phil Spector hired him as a staff writer and producer for Philles Records.
Jerry soon produced a Top 20 hit, "Home of the Brave" (recorded by Bonnie & The Treasures). Two independently-produced top 40 hit singles for recording artists April Stevens & Nino Tempo and The Parade (of which he was a founding member) landed Riopelle a job as producer at A&M Records as well as a staff writer slot at Irving Music. During that time he wrote and produced for The We Five, Brewer & Shipley, The Parade, Shango, and many others. His songs have been covered by numerous artists including Herb Alpert, Joan Baez, Leon Russell, Kenny Loggins, Rita Coolidge and Meat Loaf. During his years in Hollywood, Jerry also wrote many songs and musical pieces for films and television shows.
The trademark Riopelle sound caught the ear of radio programmers and their listeners in the Southwestern states in the early 70’s, when Jerry released his first, self-titled album for Capitol Records. Arizona caught on quickly to this L.A. singer/songwriter's talent, and in 1974 following the release of Jerry’s third album "Saving Grace", Riopelle performed as the support act for Dr. John at the legendary Celebrity Theatre on New Year’s Eve. That, coupled with the heavy radio airplay of Riopelle’s hits including "Walkin’ on Water", "Blues on my Table", "Red Ball Texas Flyer", and "Naomi’s Song", ensured that would be the last time Riopelle would be the opening act for anyone again in Arizona, and that his headlining, high energy shows were a guaranteed sell out. Riopelle’s southwestern success soon reached out to other pockets of the country as well as Europe. Following 1974’s show, and up until his recent state of "semi-retirement", he played almost every New Year’s Eve in Phoenix, and to this day still has an extreme loyal following. -  jerryriopelle.com
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  Side One:
A1. Livin' The Life 02:05
A2. Why Do I Always Leave Home? 02:10
A3. Naomi's Song 03:50
A4. Buyin, Beggin'And Stealing 02:15
A5. Shoulder To The Wheel 03:50
A6. Blues On My Table 04:30
Side Two:
B1. Like I Used To Do 02:30
B2. You And I 04:55
B3. Doodley Doo 03:20
B4. Silly Old Gigolo 03:05
B5. Fools Together 03:15
B6. Roll With The Feelin' 02:25

Jerry Riopelle - piano, guitar
Lyle Ritz, Wilton Felder, John Harris - bass
Jim Gordon, Freddy Pappalardo - drums
Byron Berline - fiddle
Nick DeCaro - accordion
Joseph Greene, Murray MacLeod, Oren Waters - vocals
Steven Escallier, Emil Richards - percussion
Emmitt Siniard, Margy Kidder, Angelina Riopelle - percussion
Dave "The Dutchman" - vocals
Long John Harris, Clydie King, Salt Springs Slim - vocals
David Pienn - guitar
Rich Tilles - conga, saxophone

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3 комментария:

  1. Really great album.I'm glad to hear it.All's well in New Year,with great music.Thanks...

  2. Many thanks for sharing a vinyl rip of what I think was Jerry Riopelle's best album. So great to have this again!