Mar 13, 2012

Jim Capaldi - Whale Meat Again (1974)

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Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine:
Whale Meat Again, Jim Capaldi's second solo album, appeared in 1974, just before Traffic released their final album, When the Eagle Flies, and while it, like Oh How We Danced before it, has appearances from his Traffic colleagues Steve Winwood and Rebop Kwaku Baah, it feels like a break from his band in ways that his debut never did. True, it's not a drastic break, but where Traffic was getting jazzier with each album, Capaldi kept things down to earth, relying heavily on the blues whether it was in the Plastic Ono grind of the title track, or in the sighing dobros of "Yellow Sun," a lengthy jam that's all about groove, not what's being played. Oh How We Danced also maintained a groovy, mellow feel but the emphasis there was clearly on the songs, and here it's more about mood: not the instrumental interplay, but ratcheting up the soulfulness in the performances and singing, giving this album a funkier, open feel that lingers longer than the songs.
1. It's All Right
2. Whale Meat Again
3. Yellow Sun
4. I've Got So Much Lovin'
5. Low Rider
6. My Brother
7. Summer Is Fading

Jim Capaldi - lead vocals
and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (except on "Summer is Fading"):
Pete Carr - lead guitars
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Barry Beckett - piano (except on "Whale Meat Again"), steel drum on "It's All Right"
David Hood - bass (except on "Yellow Sun")
Roger Hawkins - drums
Muscle Shoals Horns - horns
Rabbit Bundrick - piano and organ on "Whale Meat Again"
Chris Stainton - organ on "Yellow Sun"
Jean Roussel - bass on "Yellow Sun", clavinet on "Low Rider"
Chris Stewart - fuzz bass on "My Brother"
Remi Kabaka - percussion on "Low Rider"
Steve Winwood - organ on "It's All Right" and "Summer is Fading", bass on "Summer is Fading"
Bubs White - guitars on "Summer is Fading"
Gaspar Lawal - drums on "Summer is Fading"
Derek Quinn - cabassa on "Summer is Fading"
Rebop Kwaku Baah - conga on "Summer is Fading"
Potato Smith - backing vocals on "It's All Right" and "Yellow Sun"
Laurence Peabody - backing vocals on "It's All Right" and "Yellow Sun"
Harry Robinson - string arrangements on "Yellow Sun" and "Low Rider"

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VaTAga said...

Очень хороший альбом! А я его даже и не удосужился в прошлом послушать... спасибо за ознакомление!

hanalex said...

Я с удовольствием слушаю три первые сольника Capaldi, более поздние мне нравятся гораздо меньше...