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Captain Bacardi

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Tamiko Jones
I'LL BE ANYTHING FOR YOU

A&M/CTi SP-3011

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Released 1968

Format: Vinyl/8-Track/Reel-to-Reel


Produced by Creed Taylor

Songs:

1. I'll Be Anything For You (Bobby Hebb) - 2:45
2. Goodnight, My Love (Mottola/Marascaico) - 2:35
3. Where Are They Now? (Brad Craich/Py Whitney) - 2:45
4. Cottage For Sale (W. Robinson/L. Conley) - 2:45
5. Black Is Black (Hayes/Wadey/Grainger) - 2:55
6. Try It Baby (Berry Gordy, Jr.) - 3:15
7. This Time Tomorrow (Dee Ervin/Yionna Watkins) - 2:40
8. Please Return Your Love To Me (Whitfield/Strong/Neely) - 2:00
9. Peace Of Mind (Nick Woods) - 2:50
10. I've Got My Eyes On You (Les Reed/Jackie Rae) - 2:40
11. Suddenly (Solomon Burke) - 2:40
12. Ya Ya (Lewis/Dorsey/Levy) - 2:10

Tracks 1, 2 & 3 - Rhythm tracks arranged by Solomon Burke; Strings arranged by Teacho Wiltshire
Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 11 - Arranged and conducted by Teacho Wiltshire
Tracks 8 & 10 - Rhythm tracks arranged and conducted by Horace Ott; Strings arranged by Don Sebesky
Track 12 arranged by Artie Butler


Musicians:
Tamiko Jones - Vocals
Solomon Burke - Vocals (6, 8 )
Piano & Organ: Bobby Emmons, Richard Tee and Bobby Wood
Bass: Chuck Rainey
Drums: Gene Chrisman, Herb Lovelle and Bernard Purdie
Percussion: Warren Smith
Guitar: Tom Cogbill, Bill Fontaine, Eric Gale, Mike Leech, Carl Lynch, David Spinozza and Reggie Young
Trumpet: Ray Copeland, Harold Johnson, Mel Lastie, Irvin Markowitz and Marvin Stamm
Trombone: Ben Powell and Alan Ralph
Saxophone: Joe Grimm, Howard Johnson, Romeo Penque, Seldon Powell and Jerome Richardson
Violin: Ben Blumenreich, Lewis Eley, Paul Gershman, Joseph Haber, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Singer, Irving Spice and Louis Stone
Viola: Seymour Berman, Selwart Clarke, David Sackson, Murray Sandry and Emanuel Vardi
Cello: Seymour Barab, George Ricci and Alan Schulman

Tracks 1, 2, 3 & 12 recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studio on June 4, 1968
Remaining tracks recorded at Van Gelder Studios
Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer
Recorded August 15, 29; September 17, 1968

Cover photograph by Pete Turner
Album Design by Sam Antupit
Liner notes by Peter J. Levinson


Capt. Bacardi
 
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snapcrotch

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And with this LP, we conclude Credd Taylor's brief foray into ersatz pop/soul/jazz productions under his CTI imprint. I mean, NOBODY talks about this record, and the best you can say about the Artie Butler, Soul Flutes, and Richard Barbary oddities is that "they have some okay moments". Creed returned to his solid, well-conceived groove beginning with the next album, Wes Montgomery's 'Road Song' (SP-3012) and a string of four and five-star releases straight thru to 'Sergio Mendes Presents Edu Lobo' (SP-3035). An incredible, inspired, and unmatched winning streak in modern LP history.
 

Dave

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Rudy said:
TAMIKO JONES
I'LL BE ANYTHING FOR YOU

SP3011 (Released 1968)
Vinyl, R-to-R, Cassette and 8 Track

Produced by Creed Taylor
Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studios
Recorded on Aug 15 & 29 and Sept 17, 1968
(Tracks 1-3 & 12 Recorded on Jun 4 1968 at Sam Phillips Recording Studio) Tracks 1-3 Arranged by Solomon Burke & Teacho Wiltshire
Tracks 4-7, 9 & 11 Arranged & Conducted by Teacho Wiltshire
Tracks 8 & 10 Arranged by Don Sebesky & Horace Ott, Conducted by Horace Ott
Track 12 Arranged & Conducted by Artie Butler
Liner Notes by Peter J Levinson
Cover Photos by Pete Turner
Album Design by Sam Antupit

Vocals: Tamiko Jones

Additional Musicians:
Drums: Gene Chrisman (tracks 1-3, & 12), Herb Lovelle (tracks 5-6 & 11), Bernard Purdie (tracks 4, 7-9 & 10)
Percussion: Warren Smith (tracks 4-9 & 11)
Bass: Chuck Rainey
Guitar: Eric Gale (tracks 8 & 10), Tom Cogbill, Mike Leech & Reggie Young (tracks 4-11), Bill Fontaine (tracks 5-6 & 11), Carl Lynch (tracks 4-11), David Spinozza (tracks 4, 7 & 9)
Piano & Organ: Bobby Emmons & Bobby Wood (tracks 1-3 & 12), Richard Tee (tracks 1, 4-5 &8 )
Saxophone: Howard Johnson, Seldon Powell & Jerome Richardson (tracks 1-3, 5-6 & 11-12), Joe Grimm & Romeo Penque (tracks 1-3 & 12)
Trumpets: Ray Copeland, Harold Johnson & Mel Lastie (tracks 1-3, 5-6 & 11-12), Irvin Markowitz & Marvin Stamm (tracks 1-3 & 12)
Trombone: Ben Powell (tracks 1-3, 5-6 & 11-12), Alan Raph (tracks 1-3 & 12)
Violin (tracks 5-6, 8, 10-11): Paul Gershman & Charles Libove (tracks 1-4, 7, 9 & 12):Ben Blumenreich, Lewis Eley, Joseph Haber, Louis Haber, Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Singer, Irving Spice, Louis Stone
Viola: Emanuel Vardi (tracks 5-6, 8, 10-11) Seymour Berman, Selwart Clarke, David Sackson & Murry Sandry (tracks 1-4, 7, 9, & 12)
Cello: George Ricci (tracks 5-6, 8 10-11), Seymour Barab & Alan Shumer (tracks1-4, 7, 9 & 12)
Vocal Duet on track 6 & 8: Solomon Burke

Track Listing:

  1. I'll Be Anything For You (Hebb) 2:45
  2. Goodnight My Love (Mottola/Marascalco) 2:35
  3. Where Are They Now? (Craich/Whitney) 2:45
  4. Cottage For Sale (Robinson/Conley) 2:45
  5. Black Is Black (Hayes/Wadey/Grainger) 2:55
  6. Try It Baby (Gordy) 3:15
  7. This Time Tomorrow (Ervin/Watkins) 2:40
  8. Please Return Your Love To Me (Whitfield/Strong/Neely) 2:00
  9. Peace Of Mind (Woods) 2:50
  10. I've Got My Eyes On You (Red/Rae) 2:40
  11. Suddenly (Burke) 2:40
  12. Ya Ya (Lewis/Dorsey/Levy) 2:10

Going one step furthur than the Richard Barbary previous to it, Creed Taylor, once again takes a break from the Jazz his newly formed A&M/CTi is noted for.

This time this R&B artist, Tamiko Jones, who made an album or two on the December label goes for more Rootsy stuff. Some of it recorded in Memphis, her usual habitat. Solomon Burke even makes an appearance on a couple of tracks, conveying the novel "duet" approach.

I'll Be Anything For You -- Written by Bobby Hebb is a gentle belter; nothing like that Smoldering Down-Home Smokin' Memphis Approach.

Goodnight My Love -- A typically gentle delivered lullabye. With the usual and ethereal Soul Trappings intact.

Where Are They Now? -- This is a Pop song you heard on Robin Wilson's debut on A&M. It too, is delivered in a convincingly Soulful manner making Ms. Jones a Gladys Knight of her time. The strings chime in very well, thanks to arrangements Solomon Burke & Teacho Wiltshire.

Cottage For Sale -- A Big-Band Standard, which the grass won't grow over; she really puts a newly distinctive musical stamp on this, making it fresh all the way! And that "cottage" ain't such a shabby place, either.

Black Is Black -- A Rock group I don't remember the name of actually did this first. Guess a trip to the record store across the street and a few '45's did the trick. In this case, attempting to "make it sound like the original"...and coming off a little better.

Try It, Baby -- Here's a duet Tamiko does with Solomon Burke, with a few ad-lib lines thrown in by Sol. Not really my favorite, here, I try to be asleep when it comes on.

This Time Tomorrow -- Here's a good, torch-like way to start off Side 2. An organ and tremolo guitar introduce this ballad in a spritingly way. And Tamiko sounds very conversant with the arrangements, as well.

Please Return Your Love To Me -- Another duet with Mr. Burke, and a much better song than the previous one. Solomon's painful, soulful injections just sound great here. Makes this on a par with Ike & Tina's con-current A&M release, too.


Peace Of Mind -- Another Belter, trading the Rural Fare of the Memphis Stylings, for something a bit more urban. Dig the guitar moves played by David Spinozza, a noted Studio Cat who will turn in a solo album on A&M, years later--while being credited as "appearing courtesy of A&M", because of these kinds of appearances with its artists such as these.


I've Got My Eyes On You -- A holding pattern here, but an interesting one. Not a throwaway, but hardly a memorable track. Distinctive with guitarist Eric Gayle in Englewood Cliffs weighing in on this one, as opposed to Reggie Young & Mike Leech in Memphis.


Suddenly -- A cheery organ and the Memphis Horns being a bit more prominent. This piece is a joyful song, Jones delivers in a joyful way. '"Suddenly" there is love after all, in a relationship, that before seemed moribund...' Tamiko relates.


Ya Ya -- Here's a New Orleans Standard. Wish I could remember the name of who did it--believe it IS a Dorsey, from the songwriting credits, and possibly the guy who did "Workin' In A Coal Mine", as well. Tamiko closes off her LP, with a very stunning and soulful groove. This is a very well-put-together piece, which you want to play again and again. And if you haven't heard the original, you may want to.

This is all a winning formula! The arrangements and Tamiko's vocals are a very amazing blend. And the Big Names make this the best Memphis/New Jersey coalition this side of Stanley Turrentine's CRYING SONG, which would be released years later, after A&M and CTi split.

A&M/CTi just returned to Straight Jazz and became known as just CTi in 1970, while later in that decade Jones made a couple of '45's on Atlantic in her still Aretha Frankin-Nancy Wilson mode.

Dave
 

seashorepiano

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Has anyone here owned, listened to, or seen Tamiko Jones's CTI one-off "I'll Be Anything For You"? (I forget the release number, sorry.) I was just curious and wanted to know if anyone had an opinion.

By the way, I'd like to contribute to the A&M/CTi discography. I recently bought the Jap. import CD of "Samba Blim" and am willing to submit information on that.


Hope everyone is doing well. :cool:
 

Dave

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seashorepiano said:
Has anyone here owned, listened to, or seen Tamiko Jones's CTI one-off "I'll Be Anything For You"? (I forget the release number, sorry.) I was just curious and wanted to know if anyone had an opinion.

By the way, I'd like to contribute to the A&M/CTi discography. I recently bought the Jap. import CD of "Samba Blim" and am willing to submit information on that.


Hope everyone is doing well. :cool:

Eh, yes, one I've had. A departure from A&M/CTi's usual Jazz and a try at R&B. Jones is a Soul Singer. The material is mostly Soul and some of the album was recorded in Memphis at Sun Studios, too. It's A&M/CTi SP 3009.

You may also want to try Richard Barbary's SOUL MACHINE, another Soul LP, which cam after at A&M/CTi SP 3010. It is DEEPER (Soul Deep??) and very much more into the genre.

Dave

...who hasn't heard R&B called SOUL, for a LONG TIME... :| :freak: :shock: :wink:
 

Dave

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Pretty good effort by Ms. Jones who also recorded for the obscure December label and in the '70's made a few '45's and even an LP for Atlantic...

The duet Please Return Your Love To Me, with Solomon Burke is good... The other duet, with Solomon Burke Try It, Babe, isn't...

--Wish I hadn't been told to "Turn my Volume down" while I was asleep BEFORE that one started--should'a been able to see what I'd dream during it, too; I had a hard time falling asleep AFTERWARDS...!! :rant:

Much of the album was recorded in Memphis and it was nice to see what Tamiko could do in Rudy Van Gelder's studio, as well...



Dave
 

W.B.

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Dave said:
Pretty good effort by Ms. Jones who also recorded for the obscure December label and in the '70's made a few '45's and even an LP for Atlantic...
I also seem to remember she did an album in Muscle Shoals around 1970-71 that was released on the Metromedia label.
 

seashorepiano

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Haven't had the opportunity to listen to this album yet. I'll Be Anything for You is neck-in-neck with George Benson's Tell It Like It Is in terms of difficulty in obtaining. From what I heard on her collaboration with Herbie Mann in A Mann and a Woman she has a good voice, good dynamics and diction. This A&M effort will probably be better than the other soul act by Richard Barbary.
 

Captain Bacardi

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This is an interesting, if not unusual CTi release. It hardly qualifies as jazz, but is a very 60's-sounding R&B effort. I just happened to find this a couple of weeks ago. This sounds a lot like those old Gladys Knight albums during the "Midnight Train To Georgia" period. I really enjoyed "Cottage For Sale" and "Peace Of Mind". Overall, a pretty decent album. 3 & 1/2 stars from me.

One question: Who had the hit of "Black Is Black"? I hear it on oldies stations all the time by some male vocalist. Anyone know for sure?



Capt. Bacardi
 

LPJim

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"Black on Black" was originally done by Los Bravos in 1966 and was their only hit single.
JB
 

seashorepiano

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After a few years of looking for it locally, I finally found and bought this album. I was a little disappointed by it. Jones had a lovely voice, but the songs seemed repetitive and none of them had the spark that certain tracks on Barbary's Soul Machine did. There's some good Hammond playing here, but overall it's a :yawn:.
 

Dave

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seashorepiano said:
...After a few years of looking for it locally, I finally found and bought this album...

That's good, I knew you might, as the copy I've found near me had writing all over the cover, and you might not have been satisfied with the condition of the vinyl... Besides I had already sent you the J.J. & K Israel and the Still-Sealed Betwixt... and Soul Flutes Trust In Me albums that I'd found here for you... :neutral:inkshield:


seashorepiano said:
...I was a little disappointed by it. Jones had a lovely voice, but the songs seemed repetitive and none of them had the spark that certain tracks on Barbary's Soul Machine did...

Well, I also had to "bend over backwards a little" before I could say I enjoyed this, too, but to each his own... :|


seashorepiano said:
...There's some good Hammond playing here, but overall it's a... :yawn: ...

The title-track kicks off this album well, and I like the reindition of "Where Are They Now?", which edges out the versions by Robin Wilson, Wayne Newton and even Jerry Vale, all of which I have owned and I sure wish I could learn ALL the lyrics to... :confused:



Dave

As my life passes by me, all the things I've ever wanted have gone away...
And my visions of a new tomorrow fade into a dream of yesterday...
As my life passes by me, I can hear my memory crying out the truth...
That the only joys remembered are the ones that were surrendered to my youth...
Where are they now? Where are they now? Now that I've let my world fall apart...
Where are they now? Where are they now? They've gone, run away with my heart...
:help: :help: :help:
 

Dave

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This seems very unlike the Tamiko Jones/Herbie Mann, collaboration, A Man and A Woman... Though you can say in a more positive way, with Tamiko heard more up front, as with Herbie, her vocals were quite buried in the songs, coming off a bit as "a lesser Astrud Gilberto"...



Dave
 

Dave

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Dave said:
I like the rendition of "Where Are They Now?", which I sure wish I could learn ALL the lyrics to... :confused:



Dave

As my life passes by me, all the things I've ever wanted have gone away...
And my visions of a new tomorrow fade into a dream of yesterday...
As my life passes by me, I can hear my memory crying out the truth...
That the only joys remembered are the ones that were surrendered to my youth...
Where are they now? Where are they now? Now that I've let my world fall apart...
Where are they now? Where are they now? They've gone, run away with my heart...
:help: :help: :help:


Here's Jerry Vale's rendition of "Where Are They Now?" as well as "There's A Baby", both otherwise available as a non-LP '45', courtesy of YouTube...:




Dave :neutral:inkshield:
 

LPJim

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"There's a Baby" also appears on Judith Durham's GIFT OF SONG (A&M SP 4240).

JB
 

Moritat

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This is a decent lp, but its one I don't listen to often. The best tune I believe is Cottage For Sale. The arrangements arent bad, I do think the song selection could have been better.
 

Captain Bacardi

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Again, this is not a jazz album by any stretch of the imagination, but it has some nice soulful moments. My favorite tracks are "Peace Of Mind" and "Black Is Black". My copy is a bit scratchy so I don't play it a lot.



Capt. Bacardi
 

seashorepiano

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Agreed with Moritat on the song selection. It's mediocre. The album was very elusive to me... it took me a few years to find this in a used record bin. I got my hopes way up and was expecting a finger-snapping pop outing, but found it a real let-down. Her recording with Herbie Mann is far better, and was what probably helped get my hopes up. I haven't listened to this since getting it a few years ago, and don't miss it a bit. 1 star.
 

JOv2

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Captain Bacardi said:
Again, this is not a jazz album by any stretch of the imagination...
Thanks for the assessment, Cap'n B.

I found myself starting to collect these things right out of high school ('80s) but could never locate this one. I was collecting the A&M/CTis in chronological order -- as, back then, used versions of many of these (along with the occasional sealed cutout) were readily available in the shops here in San Francisco. The Barbary LP was normally mis-filed in jazz, but the Jones LP was elusively absent. I finally located a copy filed under "soul" -- but it was too scratched up to purchase. At some point a couple years later my interests turned elsewhere and I never made it back to this one -- which, along with K&JJ's Betwixt & Between, were the only LPs from the series I failed to acquire.
 

Dave

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Hard to tell whether Tamiko is more better to hear with the "down home" accompaniment of the Memphis rhythm section at Sam Phillips' or stretching out into the typically jazz artist-backing sound mill, in the more outreaching treatment at Van Gelder's...

Either way the debacle of "where she'd be better-recorded" doesn't detract much from the music...

Just that this is a chiefly a "soul album" in the R&B territory A&M/CTi briefly ventured into, departing from the label's usual Jazz roots on which this record, even with the "pure" production of Creed Taylor, all-in-all, avoids being...



Dave
 

Rudy

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Here is the video for anyone who hasn't heard this album yet:

 

Rudy

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This is sad. From late 2020. I would think she'd been located rather quickly. It definitely is her--if you see older photos of her on Google, it's hard to mistake her.



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