Say Blow by Blow Backwards [Bonus Tracks]

Say Blow by Blow Backwards [Bonus Tracks]

by Fred Wesley & the Horny Horns
     
 

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Released in 1979, Say Blow by Blow Backwards is the second of two albums that Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns (which employed Maceo Parker on tenor and alto sax) recorded for Atlantic in the late 1970s. Wesley produced this album with George Clinton and …  See more details below

Overview

Released in 1979, Say Blow by Blow Backwards is the second of two albums that Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns (which employed Maceo Parker on tenor and alto sax) recorded for Atlantic in the late 1970s. Wesley produced this album with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins and it comes as no surprise that "We Came to Funk Ya" and shadowy "Half a Man" are straight-up p-funk. But some of the time Say Blow by Blow Backwards doesn't sound all that much like a Parliament or Funkadelic project. Wesley's appreciation of jazz comes through on the instrumentals "Mr. Melody Man," "Just Like You," and "Circular Motion." These tracks aren't straightahead jazz -- something that Wesley and Parker are both quite capable of playing -- but they do offer a pleasant, if unremarkable, blend of R&B, jazz, and pop. Like the Horny Horns' first album, A Blow for Me, A Toot for You, this set is uneven, and unlike Parliament's The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein or Funkadelic's Maggot Brain, it isn't an album that's thrilling all the way through. Nonetheless, Say Blow by Blow Backwards has more ups than downs and is worth searching for if you fancy yourself a serious p-funk collector.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/1994
Label:
Aem Records
UPC:
0750742586125
catalogNumber:
25861

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fred Wesley & the Horny Horns   Primary Artist
Fred Wesley   Indexed Contributor,Horn,Keyboards
Bernie Worrell   Keyboards
Maceo Parker   Horn,Keyboards,Track Performer
Bootsy Collins   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Jessica Cleaves   Background Vocals
Phelps "Catfish" Collins   Guitar
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Drums,Background Vocals
Rodney Curtis   Bass
Larry Frantangelo   Percussion
Lawrence Fratangelo   Percussion
Rick Gardner   Horn
Richard "Kush" Griffith   Horn
Michael Hampton   Guitar
Sheila Horne   Background Vocals
Horny Horns   Track Performer
Joel Johnson   Keyboards
Tyrone Lampkin   Drums
Cordell Mosson   Bass
Garry Shider   Guitar
Dawn Silva   Background Vocals
Carl "Butch" Small   Percussion
Frankie "Kash" Waddy   Drums
Willie Collins   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Jeannette McGruder   Background Vocals
Billy "Bass" Nelson   Bass
Jesse Williams   Drums
Donnie Sterling   Bass
Jerome Rogers   Keyboards
Robert Johnson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Maceo Parker   Horn Arrangements
Pete Bishop   Engineer
Bootsy Collins   Programming,Producer
George Clinton   Programming,Producer,Concept
Larry Nix   Engineer
Greg Reilly   Engineer
Jim Vitti   Engineer
Fred Wesley   Composer,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Willie Collins   Producer
Mike Lacopelli   Engineer
Mike E. Clark   Remixing
Ron Edwards   Art Direction

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