AOTW: Les McCann - TALL, DARK & HANDSOME (SP-4780)

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Les McCann
TALL, DARK & HANDSOME

A&M SP-4780

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Released 1979

Format: Vinyl/Cassette

Produced by Benny Golson for Bobby Martin Productions
Executive Producer: Bobby Martin
* Produced by Jeffrey Osborne and Johnny McGhee

Songs:
  • 1. Dance Again (Jeffrey Osborne/Johnny McGhee) - 5:36*
    2. If There's Anything Better Than Love (Les McCann/Leon Ware) - 4:19
    3. They're Playing Our Song (Sam Dees) - 3:25
    4. Simply Heavenly (Sam Dees) - 3:30
    5. So Your Love Finally Ran Out For Me (Sam Dees) - 4:25
    6. I Believe The Sun Is Gonna Shine (Les McCann/Lee Hargrove) - 4:50
    7. All My Love (Sam Dees) - 4:45
    8. Trail Of Love (Sam Dees/Helen Lowe/Les McCann) - 4:54
    9. Party People (Billy Osborne) - 4:01

Keyboards: Les McCann, Benny Golson, Ron Kersey, Billy Osborne
Guitars: Wally Ali, Steve Erquiaga, Johnny McGhee
Electric Bass: Keni Burke, Freddy Washington
Drums: James Gadson, Alvin Taylor, Melvin Webb
Syndrums: Alvino Bennett
Percussion: Billy Osborne, Jeffrey Osborne
Synthesizer: Michael Boddicker
Strings Concertmaster: Paul Shure
Horns: Randall Aldcroft, George Bohanon, Oscar Brashear, Garnett Brown, Bobert Bryant, Sr., Jerome Richardson, Nolan Smith, Jr.
Background Singers: Sam Dees, Alfreda James, Lorraine Johnson, Linda Lawence, Helen Lowe, Stephanie Spruill, Jean Terrell, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Angela Lisa Winbush

Recorded at Hollywood Sound Recorders and Total Experience Recording Studios, Hollywood
Recorded by Tom Perry, Bob Hughes, George Sloane and Craig Widby
Mixed by Tom Perry
Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Mike Reese and Tom Perry
Management: Richard Steckler

Art Direction: Roland Young
Design: Amy Nagasawa
Photography: Claude Mougin

Liner notes by Les McCann



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It's been a while since I've listened to this, but I'm pretty sure it's worse than The Man.


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Nauseating. There's no other way to put it. You would never know that Les McCann is a jazz pianist by listening to this album. The music is basically this: disco, disco, disco, party, party, party. That's it. There's not even any piano features by McCann. At least The Man did a couple of instrumental features. But here you'll find every disco cliche in the book. Absolutely no imagination whatsoever. This is a completely useless album. Pure crap. At least now I'll remember to never play this again. :baah:



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Dave

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...Nauseating!--There's no other way to put it... ...This is a completely useless album...!! ...Pure crap...!!! ...At least now I'll remember to never play this again... :baah:

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So how many Stars is that?! :laughup:

Another "Les'-Known" A&M Les McCann... Think the late Willie Hutch made a "Disco/Party" album like this (which I forgot the name of)...

And of course there's also Disco-Jazz producer, Wayne Henderson, who did this same thing with Big Daddy's Place... (Under his 'Big Daddy Wayne Henderson' moniker) Which worked OK producing Gabor Szabo's Faces album...--Though that was a fairly FACE-less offering, big Szabo fan that I still am; at least Gabor seemed to have the most control, though it was on his two-LP Mercury deal... Sadly a bit of a nadir, or at least, decline in his career... (The other album was Nightflight, done a year before it, with hot-shot Philadelphia producer, Bunny Sigler, though that was more 'Airborn'...!) :laugh:


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