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Harlem River Drive - Harlem River Drive
Harlem River Drive
Harlem River Drive
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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“New York’s Harlem River Drive is a dividing line, ahighway where the rich zip past the poor,” says singerJimmy Norman. Eddie Palmieri’s Latin-funk band of thesame name tackled these hard truths, playing prisonsand speaking to the common man. Ultimately, Normanand Palmieri made a powerful socio-political statementthat continues to resonate to this day.- Pablo Yglesias/Wax PoeticsWhen initially released in 1971, many critics panned EddiePalmieri’s 1971 album Harlem River Drive. Clearly, thosecritics were wrong. Regardless of critical opinion, the releasewas not the crossover success Palmieri and Roulette Recordshad hoped for, at least in the immediate. Over the years therelease has developed a following among listeners, DJs andaficionados of rare-grooves.The record may have been recorded towards the end of theLatin soul era, yet it features that genre's wonderful mix ofPuerto Rican soul, Spanish Harlem Latin, and New York funk.Palmieri worked with an incredibly talented crew of Latin andR&B session musicians to create this quintessential New Yorkvibe, a synthesis of funk and Afro-Cuban sounds. Contributorsinclude Victor Venegas from Mongo Santamaria’s band,Palmieri’s brother Charlie, an accomplished musician in hisown right, Bruce Fowler who went on to join Frank Zappa’sband, Dick Meza who went on to great things with Tito Puente,Ray Barretto and Celia Cruz, as well as Andy Gonzalez who’spedigree includes recordings with Barretto, Johnny Pacheco,Willie Colon and even Chico O’Farrill. Also appearing RandyBrecker and one of the all-time greatest of the greats BernardPurdy.An over-arching theme of Harlem River Drive is the thoughtthat, as Palmieri puts it “The U.S. is richest country, all thisimmense wealth, side by side with the most intense poverty,racial prejudice; how is that possible?” A question that’sperhaps more even more relevant today than it was in 1971. Aquestion that can be further explored with Get On Down’sreissue of this seminal recording.
Harlem River Drive - Idle Hands / Seeds Of Life
Harlem River Drive
Idle Hands / Seeds Of Life
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Soul Brother)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Check out this in demand Latin Funk floor fillers from the group that launched the careers of Eddie and Charlie Palmieri, two giants in the field of Latin fueled jazz fusion playing tohether with one of the most prolific players of the day Bernard Purdie, providing the drums appearing here on 7-inch for the first time in full length versions
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