Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen" Country Fried Chicken" 1975 US Private Soul Jazz Funk

Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen" Country Fried Chicken" 1975 ultra rare  US Private Soul Jazz Funk
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“Drummer Bubbha Thomas is working here in a mode that’s kind of an electrified 70s take on the Texas showband style of earlier years – a mode that has the core funky combo augmented by electric keys and moog in just the right places! The tunes on the set are all instrumentals – jamming along in a sweet little style that mixes funky jazz with some of the rougher touches of the indie 45 scene – letting the band stretch out on extended solos on most cuts, but still keeping the rhythms very tight and in the pocket! In a way, the approach almost feels like some of the funkier work on Tribe Records from Detroit, especially on tracks that have more ambitious solo work. Players include Doug Harris on flute and tenor, Ronnie Laws on tenor, John Henderson on electric piano, and a young Hugh Ragin on trombone – and titles include "Herbs Of Life”, “Sweet Ray”, “Famous Last Words”, “Country Fried Chicken”, and “Survival Song”.“ ...~


Super rare independent funky jazz from 1975. This is the same group as The lightmen plus one. ...~

Born in Houston’s fourth ward, Bubbha Thomas attended Booker T. Washington Senior High School where he served as a captain of the school band’s drum section – under the direction of one Conrad O. Johnson, who later gained fame as leader of the aforementioned Kashmere High School Stage Band. He earned a scholarship to Wiley College where he became captain of the school’s band and founded his own jazz outfit, The Lightmen. Before graduating with a BA in music, Bubbha led his band to the Newport Jazz Festival and released a spiritual debut on Houston based Judnell Records (home of The Chocolate Glass, for anyone keeping score) entitled “Free As You Wanna Be.” 

1971 saw the release of his second album, “Fancy Pants,” an album that first demonstrated that the young Bubbha understood the funk movement (with the song “Ashie”). After releasing a few more 45s on Judnell (including the incredible “Wench”), he formed his own imprint, Lightin’ Records, and pursued his recording dreams from there. In 1972, he released what many consider his masterpiece – “Energy Control Center – ” the album that contained the backbeat-grounded “Phantom” which Egon compiled on The “Funky 16 Corners” in 2001. In 1975, now recording under the name Bubbha Thomas and The Lightmen, he released his altogether funkiest album, “Country Fried Chicken.” Thomas continued releasing albums into the 1980s, and he records on the Lightin’ label to this day.....~



Bubbha Thomas – Drums 
Pat Williams – Trumpet 
Al Jones, Hugh Ragin – Trombone 
Doug Harris, Virgil Solomon – Flute 
Virgil Solomon, Horace Young III, Doug Harris, Ronnie Laws - Saxophone 
Kenneth Hall – Clavinet 
Alva Nelson, John Henderson - Electric Piano 
Mike Preddy - Mini-moog 
Cliff Faldowski, James Pittman – Guitar 
Don Patterson, Eugene Perry – Electric Bass 
Danny Ward And String Ensemble – Strings 
Kent Allen – Congas 
Virgil Solomon - Percussion 
Arranged By, Conductor – Virgil Solomon 


Tracklist 
Country Fried Chicken 6:08 
All In Love Is Fair 5:03 
Survival Song 6:45 
Herbs (Of Life) 4:48 
Famous Last Words 5:40 
Sweet Ray 10:33 

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