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Dorothy Ashby-Afro-Harping-'68 Jazz Funk Soul Groovy Harp-NEW LP

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Dorothy Ashby- Afro-Harping -Jazz Groovy Harp-NEW LP


Dorothy Ashby
new LP
One of the grooviest records ever -- a sublime blend of African percussion, soulful orchestrations, and Dorothy Ashby's amazing electric harp!
By the time of this landmark album, Dorothy had been knocking around the jazz world for a number of years, but it wasn't until she hooked up with Richard Evans at Cadet Records that her sound really began to cook -- breaking down genres and expectations in the trademark style of the best late 60s sides from the Chicago underground.
The record's got a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and a heck of a lot of soul -- and the setting works perfectly for Dorothy's harp, giving it a lot more room to work around than some of her smaller jazz combo albums. The album includes two great originals -- "Soul Vibrations" and "Afro-Harping" -- both of which have a nice funky edge, and a groovy soulful bounce -- and other tunes include
 "Lonely Girl", "Life Has Its Trials", "Look Of Love", "Come Live With Me", and a great version of Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower".
Along with Alice Coltrane, Ashby extended the popularization of jazz harp past a novelty, showing how the instrument can be utilized seamlessly as much a be-bop instrument as the saxophone. Her albums were of the jazz genre, but often moved into R&B, world and other musical genres.
Dorothy Ashby ‎– Afro-Harping
Cadet ‎– LPS-809, Cadet ‎– LPS 809
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk
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A1     Soul Vibrations

    Written-By – Richard Evans (2)

A2     Games

    Written-By – Dorothy Ashby

A3     Action Line

    Written-By – Dorothy Ashby

A4     Lonely Girl

    Written-By – Livingston & Evans, Hefti*

A5     Life Has Its Trials

    Written-By – Dorothy Ashby

B1     Afro-Harping

    Written-By – Dorothy Ashby, Phil Upchurch

B2     Little Sunflower

    Written-By – Fred Hubbard*

B3     Theme From 'Valley Of The Dolls'

    Written-By – André Previn, Dory Previn

B4     Come Live With Me

    Written By [Mis-Credited] – Washabaugh, Caranda, CarlyleWritten-By [Uncredited] – André Previn, Dory Previn

B5     The Look Of Love

    Written-By – Bacharach & David*

Companies, etc.

    Record Company – Cadet Records
    Recorded At – Ter Mar Studios
    Manufactured By – Chess Producing Corp.
    Published By – Wiljean Music
    Published By – Arc Music (2)
    Published By – Consul Music
    Published By – Hubtones
    Published By – Leo Feist, Inc.
    Published By – Carbaugh
    Published By – Colgems Music Corp.
    Mastered At – Better Quality Sound
    Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S 44058
    Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S 44059


    Arranged By, Conductor, Producer – Richard Evans (2)
    Design [Album] – Jerry Griffith
    Engineer [Recording] – Doug Brand
    Harp – Dorothy Ashby
    Liner Notes – Del Shields
    Mastered By [Vinyl] – DC BQS*
    Photography By [Cover] – Don S. Bronstein*
    Supervised By [Album] – Dick LaPalm

Recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, February, 1968.

Lonely Girl was taken from the paramount film score of Harlow. Theme from Valley Of The Dolls was taken from the 20th Century Fox film.

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