Monday, October 12, 2009
This album was one of my first jazz LP's I bought, back in 1977 when it was released. I was introduced to this LP by an R and B radio station in the Washington DC area called WKYS (93Kiss), and they played a mix of jazz and soul and disco (of course this is era appropriate). They would play the title cut "Love Notes" at exactly 5:55 AM practically every morning. However, they would never say the artist and title, so it took many frustrated mornings till I could get through to the DJ to get the answer. The rest is history. My favorite tracks here are "Love Notes", "The Messenger" and "Spring High".
I have come to enjoy many of Ramsey Lewis' works over the years. Other favorite albums from RL are Sun Goddess, Tequila Mockingbird and Funky Serenity. I checked with Amazon, and it looks like they are getting ready (finally!) after 32 years to release this on CD. It is only in pre-order status. When this becomes available, I will get the CD version to get a clean recording of this timeless work. This LP rip was done on my original 1977 album, sonically it still sounds pretty amazing! If you enjoy this LP, I encourage you to go purchase the CD when it becomes available in November.
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