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Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess album mp3
Crossover Jazz,Jazz-Pop,Soul Jazz,Jazz Instrument,Piano Jazz
  • Performer:
    Ramsey Lewis
  • Title:
    Sun Goddess
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Crossover Jazz,Jazz-Pop,Soul Jazz,Jazz Instrument,Piano Jazz
  • Date of release:
    1974
  • Recording date:
    August, 1974 - September, 1974
  • Duration:
    36:05
  • Size FLAC version
    1602 megabytes
  • Size MP3 version
    1198 megabytes
  • Size WMA version
    1899 megabytes
  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    777
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Sun Goddess is a jazz album by Ramsey Lewis released on Columbia Records in 1974. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. Sun Goddess has also been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. After his classic acoustic albums in the 1960s, Ramsey Lewis wanted to head in a new musical direction in the 1970s. As the mid-70s approached, he reunited with Maurice White, who at that time was with his own band, Earth, Wind & Fire

Pianist Ramsey Lewis first came to fame as the purveyor of swinging soul-jazz in the mid-'60s, but like a lot of musicians he underwent some major changes by the end of that decade. Sun Goddess (1974), Lewis' biggest success of the decade, is miles away from the finger-snapping supper club sounds of "The In Crowd.

Sun Goddess (1974), Lewis’ biggest success of the decade, is miles away from the finger-snapping supper club sounds of The In Crowd. This album was released during one of the most productive periods of Ramsey’s career. The early to mid 1970’s were truly a time of exploration in music and Ramsey was no different. He was a major player in the Jazz-Funk period that saw albums released by Jazz artists like he and Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis amongst others that would take Jazz to a whole other place creatively and reject the idea of being forced into only a traditional point of view.

Complete your Ramsey Lewis collection. Sun Goddess ‎(Cass, Album). Vendi questa versione. Sun Goddess ‎(LP, Album).

Tracklist: 1. Sun Goddess, 2. Living For The City, 3. Love Song, 4. Jungle Strut, 5. Hot Dawgit, 6. Tambura, 7. Gemini Rising. More albums from Ramsey Lewis: Fantasy by Ramsey Lewis. Maiden Voyage by Ramsey Lewis. Love Notes by Ramsey Lewis. Songs From The Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey by Ramsey Lewis. Golden Hits by Ramsey Lewis. Live At The Savoy by Ramsey Lewis. Back To The Roots by Ramsey Lewis. Wade In The Water by Ramsey Lewis. View all albums . Sun Goddess.

Credits

Dave Antler - Engineer
Philip Bailey - Congas, Percussion, Vocals
John Berg - Cover Design
Steven Berkowitz - Assistant
Earth, Wind & Fire - Guest Artist
Cleveland Eaton - Bass, Bass (Upright), Guitar (Bass)
Richard Evans - Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Gahr - Photography
Johnny Graham - Guitar
Byron Gregory - Guitar
Maurice Jennings - Congas, Drums, Percussion, Tamboura, Tambourine
Ramsey Lewis - Arranger, Composer, Fender Rhodes, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Piano, Piano (Electric), Primary Artist, Producer, String Machine, Synthesizer, Wurlitzer
Jon Lind - Composer
Teo Macero - Producer
Don Meyrick - Sax (Tenor)
Derf Reklaw-Raheem - Congas, Drums, Vocals
Seth Rothstein - Assistant
Paul Serrano - Engineer, Remixing
Lester Smith - Engineer
Charles Stepney - Composer, Fender Rhodes, Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
Maurice White - Composer, Drums, Percussion, Producer, Timbales, Vocals
Verdine White - Bass, Vocals
Stevie Wonder - Composer

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Sun Goddess Jon Lind / Maurice White Ramsey Lewis 8:31
2 Living for the City Stevie Wonder Ramsey Lewis 5:22
3 Love Song Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis 5:55
4 Jungle Strut Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis 4:43
5 Hot Dawgit Charles Stepney / Maurice White Ramsey Lewis 3:03
6 Tambura Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis 2:55
7 Gemini Rising Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis 5:54

Kulasius
Dès l'ouverture du titre "Sun Goddess" avec cette figure rythmique à la guitare accompagnée d'une grosse caisse pénétrante on sait que ça être bon, que ça va groover à mort. Ce morceau est suffisant pour faire entrer cet album parmi les classiques de cette période jazz-funk, quelques accords simples, de la spontanéité et de l'improvisation et ces voix en onomatopées qui donne l'impression de flotter sur un nuage. Une merveilleuse façon d'ouvrir un album mais aussi un risque de ne pas arriver à suivre avec des morceaux du même acabit. Ce qui suit est pourtant excellent avec le bluesy "Living For The City" puis le romantisme mielleux de "Love Song" suivit d'un groove bien gras sur "Jungle Strut" que n'auraient pas renié les producteurs de hip-hop. Les trois morceaux qui suivent sont plus anecdotiques. "Hot Dawgit" et "Tambura" sont agréables mais auraient pu être plus développés et "Gimini Rising" semble provenir d'un album de Return To Forever, un peu hors du contexte par rapport au reste de l'album. Un album pas tout à fait parfait au final mais suffisamment excellent pour un être classique du genre. On s'en lasse pas et on aurait souhaité que Ramsey Lewis sorte 10 albums de ce niveau, Funky Serenity étant à se procurer également mais Sun Goddess est clairement supérieur.