Up Pops Ramsey Lewis (275 006) (1967)

SAM_0308Nice find of 60s fave Lewis on Cadet in Hythe last Saturday. An Lp recorded around the peak of his Modernist regard and the very definition of Soul Jazz, Up Pops elegantly jazzes up soul hits of the day without compromising either stream. “Party Time” is probably the best known of the tracks here. My only criticism is that several of the performances are truncated and could’ve easily been faded later, showing Lewis, et al. stretching out a bit more. Otherwise Ta-a-asty!SAM_0309

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  1. The dreaded fade. I think that about so many 60s singles (especially soul) and it just shouldn’t happen to a jazz artist.

    • I suppose as this was meant as a kind of “pop” album, brevity was seen as a positive. They could/should have saved the edited versions for the 7″-ers, IMO.

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