The Burning of Atlanta

The Burning of Atlanta

by The Spirit of Atlanta


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The Burning of Atlanta

While essentially a vanity project for composer/producer/arranger Thomas Stewart, backed here by a cadre of "Hot 'Lanta" session players, The Burning of Atlanta is nevertheless an excellent funk LP that boasts the panoramic scope of a classic blaxploitation soundtrack. With the vocals embedded deep in the mix, the emphasis lies squarely on the record's intensely hypnotic grooves -- most of the tracks extend past the five-minute mark, with the epic "Messin' Around" clocking in at nearly twice that total. Stewart's dramatic melodies also boast a sheen recalling Curtis Mayfield's classic Superfly -- and just in case you couldn't place the reference, there's even an answer song: "Freddie's Alive and Well."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/21/2014
Label: Solaris Records
UPC: 0639857120427
catalogNumber: 1204
Rank: 92062

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spirit of Atlanta   Primary Artist
Clarence Carter   Rhythm Section
Barbara Gooden   Vocals
James Hudson   Woodwind
Cecil Welch   Brass
G.C. Coleman   Rhythm Section
Bobby Tate   Rhythm Section
Barry Abernathy   Rhythm Section
James Brown   Brass
Steve Milner   Rhythm Section
Charles Lane   Woodwind
Joe Page   Strings
John Hair   Brass
J.D. Morris   Rhythm Section
Joe Jennings   Woodwind
Gene Erwin   Strings
Dorothy Alteria   Strings
Donald Daviss   Vocals
Dick Erorti   Strings
Dawn Rawson   Strings
Danny Blalock   Brass
Chris Schenfler   Brass
Charles Terrall   Rhythm Section
Bill Hutchins   Strings
T.C. Jason   Vocals,Rhythm Section
Steve Carry   Rhythm Section
Richard G. Miller   Brass
Louise Franklin   Vocals
Lloyd Phinazee   Woodwind
James Patterson   Woodwind

Technical Credits

Clarence Carter   Arranger,Producer
Ken Laxton   Engineer
Billy Stokes   Executive Producer
Tommy Stewart   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Johnny Lloyd   Executive Producer
Ed Waller   Composer

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