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|Two Headed Freap|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||January 20 & 21, 1972|
|Studio||Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey|
|Label||Blue Note Records|
|Producer||Dr. George Butler|
|Ronnie Foster chronology|
The AllMusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated „Everything on Two Headed Freap is about glitzy groove -- it sounds cinematic, colorful, and funky. It’s true that there is little real improvisation here and the songs all have a similar groove, but it’s worked well, and the music is ultimately appealing to fans of this genre. Jazz purists -- even soul-jazz purists -- will likely find this music a little monotonous and commercial, but fans of early-’70s funk from Sly Stone to Herbie Hancock will find something of interest here“.
The track „Mystic Brew“ has been sampled in a number of hip-hop songs, most notably „Electric Relaxation“ by A Tribe Called Quest. It has also been covered by musicians including the Vijay Iyer Trio, BadBadNotGood, and Mike Paradinas.
All tracks are written by Ronnie Foster except as noted.
|2.||„Drowning in the Sea of Love“||Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff||4:00|
|3.||„The Two-Headed Freap“||4:19|
|5.||„Let’s Stay Together“||Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell||4:50|
|6.||„Don’t Knock My Love“||Wilson Pickett, Brad Shapiro||4:30|
|8.||„Kentucky Fried Chicken“||5:00|
- Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on January 20 (tracks 2 & 5-7) and January 21 (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 8), 1972.
- Ronnie Foster - organ
- Eugene Bianco - harp
- George Devens - vibes, cabasa, shaker, cowbell
- Gene Bertoncini - Jazz guitar
- George Duvivier - double bass
- Gordon Edwards - bass guitar
- Jimmy Johnson - drums
- Arthur Jenkins - congas
- Wade Marcus - arranger
- Gorton, TJ (July 30, 2018). „BeatCaffeine’s 100 Best Jazz-Funk Songs“. BeatCaffeine. Archived from the original on August 25, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
- Blue Note Records discography accessed January 2, 2010
- Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2010
- „All the Cooks in This „Mystic Brew“: A Critical Analysis of Covers“. Nextbop. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
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|Born|| (1950-05-12) May 12, 1950 (age 72)|
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, arranger, producer|
|Instruments||Organ, electric piano, acoustic piano, synthesizer|
|Labels||Blue Note, Columbia|
Ronnie Foster (born May 12, 1950) is an American funk and soul jazz organist, and record producer. His albums recorded for Blue Note Records in the 1970s have gained a cult following after the emergence of acid jazz.
Foster was born in Buffalo, New York, on May 12, 1950. He attended Public School 8, Woodlawn Jr. High for a year, McKinley Vocational High School for two years, and then spent his final year at Lafayette High School. The only formal musical instruction he received was a month of accordion lessons. He was attracted to music at the age of four, took it more seriously from his early teens, and had his first professional gig aged fifteen, playing in a strip club.
Later life and career
Foster initially performed with other local musicians. He moved to New York City with his own band, and acquired a publishing company. Foster has performed as a sideman with a wide range of musicians. He frequently worked with guitarist George Benson, including playing on the guitarist’s album Breezin‘. Foster has also played organ with Grant Green, Grover Washington, Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Roberta Flack, Earl Klugh, Harvey Mason, Jimmy Smith, and Stevie Wonder. He is also a record producer. Ronnie Foster’s song „Mystic Brew“, was sampled in Electric Relaxation by A Tribe Called Quest as well as later in J. Cole’s song Forbidden Fruit.
- Two Headed Freap (Blue Note, 1972)
- Sweet Revival (Blue Note, 1972)
- Ronnie Foster Live: Cookin‘ with Blue Note at Montreux (Blue Note, 1973)
- On the Avenue (Blue Note, 1974)
- Cheshire Cat (Blue Note, 1975)
- Love Satellite (Columbia, 1978)
- Delight (Columbia, 1979)
- The Racer (Pro Jazz, 1986)
With Chet Atkins
- Street Dreams (Columbia, 1986)
With George Benson
- Good King Bad (CTI, 1975)
- In Concert-Carnegie Hall (CTI, 1975)
- Breezin‘ (Warner Bros., 1976)
- In Flight (Warner Bros., 1977)
- Livin‘ Inside Your Love (Warner Bros., 1979)
- Weekend in L.A. (Warner Bros., 1977)
With Grant Green
With The Jacksons
- Triumph (Epic, 1980)
With Robbie Robertson
- Storyville (Geffen, 1991)
With Jeremy Cohn
- Scrimpin in the Summertime (Popsicle Toes, 2018)
With Stanley Turrentine
- Wonderland (Blue Note, 1986)
With Stevie Wonder
- Songs in the Key of Life (Tamla, 1976)
- Time Out of Mind (Columbia, 1989)
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. „Ronnie Foster Biography“. AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
- Osborn, John (December 1974). „Ronnie Foster“. Buffalo Jazz Report. No. 10. pp. 1–2.
- Mazzone, Tom (May 1976). „George Benson: Breezin‘ – Warner Bros. BS 2919“. Buffalo Jazz Report. No. 27. p. 5.
- The Racer at AllMusic. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
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