"If you like blues and funky soul-jazz (with just a twist of the future), this is an album to enjoy. Hammond B-3 artist Ron Levy gathers some of the greatest groove players of all time for this steam session, including Melvin Sparks on guitar and the great Idris Muhammad on drums. Call it retro or acid-jazz if you want, but groove lover Levy never stops playing that funky soul-jazz long enough to look back. This album carries the groove tradition on, maintaining that integrity. Those who look for B-3 jams in the soul-jazz vein that are as funky as can be will not be disappointed. This is a great CD to own."
Michael Erlewine - All Music Guide
Soon to be out of print.........only a dozen or so left!
Allmusic.com lists this album as one of the top Blues genre Cds ever on their front page in the Blues section.
"One of the sweetest sets ever cut by organist Ron Levy -- and a record that's done very much in the mode of the older Prestige soul jazz and jazz funk that first inspired his work! Of course, that relation to Prestige is no surprise -- given that Ron's working here with Melvin Sparks on guitar and Idris Muhammad on drums -- who both help give the record a feel that's a lot more classic than you might expect for the date. But the real star of the set is Levy, whose clean, lean lines on the Hammond B-3 recall the early genius of Charles Earland at its best! Titles include "Zim Zam Zoom", "Lost Tribes", "Sons Of Abraham", "Last Go Round", "Silver Cannonball", and "Lonely Avenue".
Highly critically acclaimed 1996 Funky Soul Jazz classic NOW available again! [previously out of print LIMITED QUANTITY]
**** 1/2 stars by Downbeat.
All-star Line-up includes:
Ron Levy [B-3]
Idris Muhammad [drums]
Melvin Sparks [guitar]
Stanley Banks [Fender bass]
'Sax' Gordon [tenor]
Ralph Dorsey [congas]
Ray Greene [trombone & vocals]
Recorded & engineered at Van Gelder Studio by Rudy Van Gelder & co-produced by the legendary Bob Porter [of Prestige & Blue Note fame]
Go to www.Levtron.com and/or CdBaby.com [on the other RLWK titles] for more artist info etc.
Read all about this & more in Ron Levy's "Tales of A Road Dog" available @ www.Levtron.com directly!
THIS CD WILL BE OUT-OF-PRINT SHORTLY - ONLY A HANDFUL LEFT! [will continue to be available for downloads]