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Little Beaver - Black Rhapsody
A1A Tribute To Wes
A2Blues For Mama
A3Hit Me With Funky Music
A4Loosen Up
B1Just My Imagination
B2Never Can Say Goodbye
B3Let's Stay Together

Little Beaver
Black Rhapsody

8th | Item No: 612582
Vinyl LP | 1974 / US – Reissue | New
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Item Description
A prodigious guitarist at an early age, Willie George
Hale earned the nickname "Little Beaver" from
friends in family in Arkansas, remarking on his
prominent teeth. Over the years Hale would make a
name for himself as a reliable session guitarist,
appearing on recordings by Betty Wright, Al
Kooper, and Blowfly, and gradually developing his
own distinct, rhythmic style of blues guitar playing.
As the mid-70s approached Hale would embark on
his own solo career, cutting albums and singles with
Florida's TK Records, working alongside famed
musicians like Jaco Pastorius, Benny Latimore, and
Timmy Thomas. His career effectively ended in the
1980s with TK's collapse, but he would find new life
in 2003 after performing on several Joss Stone
albums, and his works would be sampled in hip-hop
tunes by the likes of Jay-Z, Slum Village, and
People Under The Stairs.
Not long after his solo debut in 1972, Hale released
the sophomore album Black Rhapsody, which did
away with the vocals so Hale could put his own
blues guitar chops at the front. Black Rhapsody
featured a slew of original deep funk jams from
Hale, as well as his own soulful spins on songs by
Al Green, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, and
even George Gershwin. A rare gem of 70s funk,
famously featuring the track "A Tribute To Wes",
which beatsmith J Dilla would sample to great effect
on the Slum Village track "Conant Gardens."
Item Details
Item No:612582
Artist:Little Beaver
Titel:Black Rhapsody
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1974
Genre:Organic Grooves
Available since:27.03.2019
Price:26,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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