Sun Goddess

Sun Goddess

by Ramsey Lewis
     
 

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Pianist Ramsey Lewis first came to fame as the purveyor of swinging soul-jazz in the mid-'60s, but like a lot of musicians he underwent some major changes by the end of that decade. Sun Goddess (1974), Lewis' biggest success of the decade, is miles away from the finger-snapping supper club sounds of "The In Crowd." By this time, Lewis had transformed himself

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Pianist Ramsey Lewis first came to fame as the purveyor of swinging soul-jazz in the mid-'60s, but like a lot of musicians he underwent some major changes by the end of that decade. Sun Goddess (1974), Lewis' biggest success of the decade, is miles away from the finger-snapping supper club sounds of "The In Crowd." By this time, Lewis had transformed himself into a jazz fusion funkateer, riffing on electric piano and synthesizer amid arrangements that meld jazz with funk, R&B, and yes, even touches of progressive rock. Sun Goddess is also something of a stealth Earth, Wind & Fire album, as it features most of the key players from that band, and bears echoes of EW&F's jazzier, more atmospheric side.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972381626
catalogNumber:
723816
Rank:
4502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramsey Lewis   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,String Machine
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Maurice White   Percussion,Drums,Timbales,Vocals
Cleveland Eaton   Bass,Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Johnny Graham   Guitar
Byron Gregory   Guitar
Maurice Jennings   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Tamboura
Derf Reklaw-Raheem   Conga,Drums,Vocals
Charles Stepney   Guitar,Electric Guitar,fender rhodes
Verdine White   Bass,Vocals
Don Meyrick   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Maurice White   Composer,Producer
Paul Serrano   Engineer,Remixing
Richard Evans   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ramsey Lewis   Arranger,Producer
Teo Macero   Producer
Lester Smith   Engineer
Charles Stepney   Composer
John Berg   Cover Design
Dave Antler   Engineer

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