Webster Lewis "El Bobo" / The Spirit Of Atlanta "Freddie's Alive and Well"
Webster Lewis - file under Legend!
For the first time, on 7”: the reissue of rare groove masterpiece “El Bobo”.
Jazz-funk, Disco, Fusion and Soul sounds from lesser-known American producer, arranger and key player Webster Lewis.
His career started working alongside Stanton Davis, Tony Williams and George Russell – very much driven by super creative jazz piano playing. But, like many others of his generation, he ended up in Europe as record deals in US were getting harder to come by in the straight jazz world. So he ended in Oslo, where he made music for TV and one super cult album recorded live at Club 7.
Webster had broken through at a time when The Headhunters and the rise of disco were fusing ...and as such, he became the go-to guy for arrangements, production and that magic coat of boogie jazz glitter! Several albums were signed to Epic, and some classic work with Gwen McCrae, Merry Clayton, Lamont Dozier, and Alton McClain.
Spirit of Atlanta
A cut from the album “The Burning of Atlanta” by Spirit of Atlanta, a studio project produced by Tommy Stewart and Clarence Carter.
“Freddie’s Alive and Well”, which is the answer song to Curtis Mayfield's “Freddie’s Dead”, is a huge funk classic.
Licensed by Sony Music Portugal