Talking to the People

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Stax
  • UPC: 025218860222
  • Catalog Number: 8602
  • Sales rank: 182,002

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Nasty Primary Artist, 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 Jr. Drums
Audrey Matthews Vocals
Mark Patterson Bass
Technical Credits
Terry Manning Remixing
Richard Baker Engineer
William Brown Remixing
Jim Bruzzese Engineer
Dave Purple Remixing
Sir Mack Rice Arranger, Producer
Rob Bowman Liner Notes
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Black Nasty Arranger
Johnnie Mae Matthews Arranger, Producer
Ron Gorden Art Direction
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