There's a Riot Goin' On

There's a Riot Goin' On

by George Howard
     
 
Sadly, There's a Riot Goin' On -- his installment in Blue Note's Cover Series -- turned out to be George Howard's final recording. That said, it's not a bad final statement from the saxophonist. Howard smooths out the rough edges of Sly & the Family Stone's original, replacing Sly's stoned, weary nihilism with friendly, smooth urban

Overview

Sadly, There's a Riot Goin' On -- his installment in Blue Note's Cover Series -- turned out to be George Howard's final recording. That said, it's not a bad final statement from the saxophonist. Howard smooths out the rough edges of Sly & the Family Stone's original, replacing Sly's stoned, weary nihilism with friendly, smooth urban grooves. Some fans of the original may view this as sacrilege, but the results are surprisingly entertaining. Certainly, this version doesn't have the social or musical impact of the original -- Sly was about taking risks, Howard is celebrating the past -- but this There's a Riot Goin' On is an affectionate salute to one of the greatest musical innovators of his era.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1998
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724382143123
catalogNumber:
21431

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Howard   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Keith Robinson   Background Vocals
Munyungo Jackson   Percussion,Tambala
Mortonette Jenkins   Background Vocals
Lil John Roberts   Drums
Sam Sims   Bass
Tommy Organ   Guitar
Adarryl Perry   Background Vocals
Daryl Smith   Keyboards
Ron Smith   Guitar
Eric Daniels   Keyboards

Technical Credits

George Howard   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Sam Sims   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Daryl Smith   Arranger,Producer
Eric Daniels   Arranger,Producer,drum programming

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