Monday, March 07, 2011

Do You Believe

Some of Webster Lewis' earliest work can be found on a live recording release titled Webster Lewis In Norway: The Club7 Live Tapes. This collection of live recordings came when the keyboardist and his short-lived group at the time, The Post-Pop, Space Rock, Be-Bop, Gospel Tabernackle Chorus and Orchestra BABY!, performed a couple of dates in Norway during the summer of 1971. This nicely recorded live album marks the only material this group released during their very short existence as a group. The entire record has a very funky spaced-out groove throughout, which is led by the electric piano and organ playing of Lewis. The album definitely sounds like something that would have been released off of Strat-East or Black Jazz Records. Other musicians include Bobby Greene on alto and Stan Strickland on tenor, along with the deep soulful vocals sung by Judd Watkins. Overall, the album is a nice look into the early days of Webster Lewis, who went on to release a number of funky soul jazz records. Enjoy!

Webster Lewis & PSBGT Chorus and Orchestra BABY! - Do You Believe

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Anonymous said...

Amazing... Funny name!

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