Grass Roots

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Danny Krivit, a man who bought his first mixer before most DJs of the 1980s and '90s had entered the world, obviously has to rummage pretty far back in his crate to compile an influences-and-inspirations tape. And since his style was learned firsthand at primal dance clubs like the Paradise Garage, Grass Roots has the same sense of genre-busting flair that made Larry Levan one of the best DJs of the '70s and '80s. After a few exploratory jazz tracks (Blackbyrds, Hank Crawford, Gabor Szabo), Krivit ventures forth with an array of soul/funk/disco nuggets; "Evil" by Earth, Wind & Fire gives way to Nina Simone's "My Baby Just Cares for Me" from 1957, while elsewhere Krivit ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Danny Krivit, a man who bought his first mixer before most DJs of the 1980s and '90s had entered the world, obviously has to rummage pretty far back in his crate to compile an influences-and-inspirations tape. And since his style was learned firsthand at primal dance clubs like the Paradise Garage, Grass Roots has the same sense of genre-busting flair that made Larry Levan one of the best DJs of the '70s and '80s. After a few exploratory jazz tracks (Blackbyrds, Hank Crawford, Gabor Szabo), Krivit ventures forth with an array of soul/funk/disco nuggets; "Evil" by Earth, Wind & Fire gives way to Nina Simone's "My Baby Just Cares for Me" from 1957, while elsewhere Krivit segues from Lamont Dozier to Talking Heads to Marianne Faithful to War with barely a backward glance. Except for a bare few house tracks, everything is pre-1980, often tending to the same laid-back Sunday afternoon vibe of Krivit and Francois K.'s Body & Soul club (itself reminiscent of the Paradise Garage). Nearly half of the tracks are Krivit's own edits, some of which stretch back to the early '70s when he began mastermixing with reel-to-reel arrays.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Label: Strut
  • UPC: 675865001426
  • Catalog Number: 14

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Happy Music (5:37)
  2. 2 Sugar Free - Hank Crawford (4:38)
  3. 3 Spellbinder - Gabor Szabo (4:52)
  4. 4 Theme from "King Kong" (3:29)
  5. 5 Point Zero - Voyage (4:40)
  6. 6 Wela Wela (4:36)
  7. 7 Evil - Earth, Wind & Fire (4:45)
  8. 8 My Baby Just Cares for Me (5:27)
  9. 9 You're the One - Little Milton (5:11)
  10. 10 Wild Safari (4:44)
  11. 11 Going Back to My Roots (1:52)
  12. 12 Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) (5:24)
  13. 13 Why Ya Do It - Marianne Faithfull (5:34)
  14. 14 Galaxy - War (6:48)
  15. 15 Number One (5:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Philly Jump (3:23)
  2. 2 Turn on the Lights (7:10)
  3. 3 Prophesy (5:15)
  4. 4 Lansana's Priestess (7:04)
  5. 5 Yellow Sunshine (4:03)
  6. 6 Across 110th Street (3:18)
  7. 7 Happiness Is Just Around the Bend (5:37)
  8. 8 Ease Your Mind - Touchdown (6:02)
  9. 9 Delicado (1:21)
  10. 10 I Like What I Like - The Everyday People (2:30)
  11. 11 We Got the Funk - Positive Force (5:58)
  12. 12 You Brought the Sunshine - The Clark Sisters (5:44)
  13. 13 Land of Make Believe - Chuck Mangione (11:57)
  14. 14 Lovely Day (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Danny Krivit Primary Artist
The Clark Sisters Track Performer
Nina Simone Track Performer
Margie Joseph Track Performer
The Main Ingredient Track Performer
Talking Heads Track Performer
Barry White Conductor
Bill Withers Track Performer
The Blackbyrds Track Performer
Hank Crawford Track Performer
Chuck Mangione Track Performer
Gabor Szabo Track Performer
Black Blood Track Performer
Instant Funk Track Performer
Esther Satterfield Vocals
Yellow Sunshine Track Performer
Barrabas Track Performer
Love Unlimited Orchestra Track Performer
Lamont Dozier Track Performer
Larry Farrow Conductor
Kellee Patterson Track Performer
Touchdown Track Performer
Technical Credits
Patrice Rushen Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Barry White Producer
Bobby Womack Composer
Brian Auger Composer
Robert Appere Engineer, Remixing
Fernando Arbex Producer
Eddie Love Arroyo Producer
Jerry Barnes Engineer
M. Barrios Engineer
Ed Barton Engineer
Ralph Benatar Producer
Donald Byrd Producer
Mike Butcher Engineer
Peter Chaikin Engineer
F. Byron Clark Engineer
Eno Producer
Rick Essig Engineer
Larry Farrow Arranger
Val Garay Engineer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
John Golden Arranger
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Contributor
David Hassinger Engineer
Dave Jerden Engineer
Steve Kennedy Producer
Jean Kluger Producer
Stewart Levine Producer
Fonce Mizell Vocal Arrangements
Larry Mizell Arranger, Composer, Engineer
Mark Miller Mundy Producer
Jim Nipar Engineer
Patrick O'Hearn Composer
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Freddie Perren Vocal Arrangements
Phil Ramone Engineer
Paul Scemama Engineer
Stephen W. Tayler Engineer
Creed Taylor Producer
Bob Thiele Producer
Bert de Coteaux Arranger
George Belle Engineer
Bill Ludwig Mastering
Jason Goldstein Producer
John Mills Engineer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Danny Krivit Producer
Christian Mangione Arranger
Jason Arbenz Composer
R. Lewis Producer
James Bellamy Engineer
Natascha Wright Producer
Joseph Wissest Producer
The Everyday People Producer
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