My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me

My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me

by Larry Graham

CD

Overview

Benny Golson is hardly the first person one would expect to co-produce a funk/soul album. In the late '50s, the Philadelphian made a name for himself in the jazz world playing tenor sax alongside the likes of Lee Morgan and Curtis Fuller in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers -- and his name continues to be synonymous with hard bop. But there isn't a trace of bop to be found on My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me, a funk/soul LP that Golson produced with Larry Graham. This record marked the first time that Graham called his band Larry Graham & Graham Central Station (as opposed to simply Graham Central Station). But despite the name change and despite Golson's presence, Radio is state-of-the-art GCS -- gritty 1970s funk jams ("Pow," "Boogie Witcha, Baby," "It's the Engine in Me") are right at home with sentimental soul ballads ("Is It Love?") and gospel-influenced message songs ("Mr. Friend"). Golson handles most of the LP's horn and string arrangements, but his jazz background doesn't make its presence felt -- not even in a subtle way. Graham hired Golson to co-produce an R&B project, and he did what he was paid to do. My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me isn't GCS' most essential album, but it's a solid effort that is easily recommended to anyone with a taste for gutsy, horn-powered 1970s funk.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2006
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431775028
catalogNumber: 7750

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry Graham   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Clavinet
Gaylord Birch   Drums
Nate Ginsberg   Keyboards
Tina Graham   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert Sam   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gemi Taylor   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Robert "Butch" Sam   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Gemi Taylor   Guitar

Technical Credits

Larry Graham   Producer,Audio Production
Tom Flye   Engineer
Benny Golson   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Peter Lloyd   Cover Painting

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