Talking to the People

Talking to the People

by Black Nasty
     
 

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Like Rare Earth and early Funkadelic, Black Nasty took a very rock-minded approach to Detroit soul and funk -- probably too rock-minded for many program directors at black radio. And at the same time, Black Nasty was too funky and soul-oriented for FM rock radio. So Black Nasty fell through the cracks in

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Like Rare Earth and early Funkadelic, Black Nasty took a very rock-minded approach to Detroit soul and funk -- probably too rock-minded for many program directors at black radio. And at the same time, Black Nasty was too funky and soul-oriented for FM rock radio. So Black Nasty fell through the cracks in the early to mid-'70s, although it enjoyed some commercial success after evolving into the ADC Band and recording the major funk hit of 1978, "Long Stroke." The band's only album as Black Nasty, Talking to the People, was a commercial disappointment but a creative triumph. Those who savored the Motor City funk
ock experiments of Rare Earth and early Funkadelic will find a lot to admire about gritty, hard-edged smokers like "Nasty Soul," "Getting Funky Round Here," and the single "Black Nasty Boogie" (which brings to mind John Lee Hooker's work with Canned Heat). To its credit, Black Nasty has no problem turning around and providing silky, mellow slow jams such as "Rushin' Sea" and "I Must Be in Love," both of which feature singer Audrey Matthews. It is Nasty's other lead singer, Terrance Ellis, who handles the more up-tempo gems. Originally a vinyl LP, Talking to the People was reissued on CD in 1999.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
Label:
Stax
UPC:
0025218860222
catalogNumber:
8602

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Performance Credits

Black Nasty   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Mary Davis   Background Vocals
Terry Ellis   Vocals
Maxine Jones   Background Vocals
Eula Buford   Background Vocals
Thomas Carter   Keyboards
Jackie Cosper   Guitar
Artwell Matthews   Drums
Audrey Matthews   Vocals
Mark Patterson   Bass

Technical Credits

Terry Manning   Remixing
Richard Baker   Engineer
William Brown   Remixing
Jim Bruzzese   Engineer
Dave Purple   Remixing
Mack Rice   Arranger,Producer
Rob Bowman   Liner Notes
Black Nasty   Arranger
Johnnie Mae Matthews   Arranger,Producer
Ron Gorden   Art Direction

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