First Taste of Sin

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All Music Guide - Paul Collins
Founding guitarist Larry Field left before this album was recorded, resulting in an emphasis on keyboardist Raul Matute and sax player Danny Hull. The result is, surprisingly, somewhat tighter playing by the band, with the horn section reined in to provide percussive punches on guitar- and keyboard-driven songs. The Escovedos drop in to provide Latin percussion on such funk monsters as "Down to the Bone," and the band sounds both confident and aggressive in the tightly wound rave-up of "All My Honey." The album takes an unusual turn toward soulfully bittersweet blues on "You Had to Know"; while the song takes entirely too long to resolve, it's still an admirable showcase ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paul Collins
Founding guitarist Larry Field left before this album was recorded, resulting in an emphasis on keyboardist Raul Matute and sax player Danny Hull. The result is, surprisingly, somewhat tighter playing by the band, with the horn section reined in to provide percussive punches on guitar- and keyboard-driven songs. The Escovedos drop in to provide Latin percussion on such funk monsters as "Down to the Bone," and the band sounds both confident and aggressive in the tightly wound rave-up of "All My Honey." The album takes an unusual turn toward soulfully bittersweet blues on "You Had to Know"; while the song takes entirely too long to resolve, it's still an admirable showcase for Lydia Pense's bruised vocals. Trumpeter Max Haskett also steps in to provide vocals on a couple tracks, but they're an unavoidable letdown after the explosive power of Pense's singing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/2008
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • EAN: 4943674080854
  • Catalog Number: 12933
  • Sales rank: 287,319

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Visions (3:22)
  2. 2 Lo and Behold (4:38)
  3. 3 Down to the Bone (5:16)
  4. 4 You Had to Know (5:46)
  5. 5 My Lady Woman (4:04)
  6. 6 No Way Home (3:25)
  7. 7 Inside Your Soul (3:27)
  8. 8 All My Honey (3:30)
  9. 9 Valdez in the Country (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cold Blood Primary Artist
Donny Hathaway Organ, Piano
Pete Christlieb Tenor Saxophone
Pete Escovedo Conga
Mel Martin Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Beaver Moog Synthesizer
Coke Escovedo Percussion, Timbales
Bill Atwood Trumpet
Rod Ellicott Bass
Max Haskett Trumpet, Vocals
Danny Hull Tenor Saxophone
Raul Matute Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Sandy McKee Drums, Vocals
Gordon Messick Trombone
Pat O'Hara Trombone
Lydia Pense Vocals
Michael Sasaki Guitar
Bill Baker Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Ernest Diridoni Tuba
Technical Credits
Donny Hathaway Arranger, Producer
Cold Blood Arranger
Richard Moore Engineer
Marty Evans Cover Photo
Al Fichera Liner Notes
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