Harlem River Drive - S.T.

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Label:Roulette – SR 3004


Used LP 1971

Disc:VG+ (thin marks not affect to sound, please long audio clips from beggining part, plays great)

Jacket:VG+ (a little age damage, but not in bad condition, light scuffs/wears, please check photos) w/insert

The only studio album by Harlem River Drive, a funk band led by Eddie Palmieri, a pianist of Puerto Rican immigrant parents. It's a historical masterpiece in 70's that has been called the answer for Latin artists living in the U.S. society, where more emphasis is placed on jazz and funk. Total 5 tunes, the album begins with an impressive theme song featuring Eddie's brother Charlie Palmieri on organ, followed by "If (We Had Peace Today)" which is mellowed out by Jimmy Norman's vocals, "Idle Hands" a Latin funk classic, the dope fune tune "Broken Home" and the funky tune "Seeds Of Life" in which each player seems to be at the peak of their abilities. Impressive. First original. 

プエルトリコ系移民の両親を持つピア二ストEddie Palmieriが率いたファンク・バンドHarlem River Driveの唯一のスタジオ録音アルバム。よりジャズやファンクに比重が置かれ米国社会に生きるラテン系アーティストの解答とも呼ばれる歴史的名作。Eddieの兄Charlie Palmieriのオルガンが印象的なテーマソングから始まり、Jimmy Normanのヴォーカルがメロウに華を添える”If (We Had Peace Today)”、ラテン・ファンクの名曲として知られる”Idle Hands”、ドープな”Broken Home”、各人の演奏が最高点に達した様なファンキーな”Seeds Of Life”の全5曲。素晴らしいです。オリジナル。薄いマークありますが盤、再生ともに綺麗な部類です

A1 - Harlem River Drive (Theme Song)

A2 - If (We Had Peace Today)

A3 - Idle Hands

B1 - Broken Home

B2 - Seeds Of Life