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13 May 2017

Roy Porter Sound Machine ‎ “Inner Feelings"1975 Private US Soul Jazz Funk

Roy Porter Sound Machine ‎ “Inner Feelings"1975 mega rare Private US Soul Jazz Funk
One of the most desirable US soul jazz funk album by genius drummer Roy Porter and his Sound Machine. .....

Four years after his remarkable private-press release Jessica, Roy Porter resurfaced with Inner Feelings, which updates and expands the wonderfully eccentric jazz-funk sensibilities of its predecessor via deeper, harder-hitting grooves, more ambitious arrangements and even vocals. The sheer soulfulness of Porter's drumming never fails to astound, and while his rhythms and melodies possess an interior logic solely their own, the music is undeniably funky, complete with moments of otherworldly beauty. And though Porter isn't much of a singer in the conventional sense, the urgency and passion of his performance makes up for his technical flaws. The title Inner Feelings may be a bit hokey, but this is clearly the art of a man desperate to articulate his perspective on the world around him. Long traded for obscene sums on the secondary market, Inner Feelings was finally reissued on CD in late 2006........

Roy Porter is a drummer who has duly rolled his bump before releasing this album and his predecessor Jessica (1971 in private press on Chelan - also reissued on Vistone) which is in the same vein. His career was a long time since he was already drumming in the 40s and afterwards for Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, just that, set up a big band with Art Farmer and Eric Dolphy after that in the 50s. Unfortunately the drug prevented him from having a career more consistent, so he only released in the 70s, the 2 albums Jessica and Inner Feelings. On these two albums, he explores jazz funk. And since it has a sacred game, a very powerful game, these 2 albums overflowing with good grooves ...

Inner Feelings is for me the best of 2, more consistent, we find the track Jessica on the 2 albums but the summit is Party Time which also starts the album.
The constant is this drum set that holds everything like good foundations and next to the musicians coat this base with superb arrangements.

To end the story of Roy Porter, he retires in 78 because of the illness, a sad end of his career for this musician who was eaten by drugs ... He published his memoirs in 91..............

Legendary drummer Roy Porter released his first two albums ("Jessica" and "Inner Feelings") in the early to mid 1970s. Although he retired from performing in 1978 on health grounds, he continued to give workshops and ran his publishing company. In 1994 he released his final album titled Roy Porter Sound Machine '94 - Generation at the age of 71. Guest musicians include not only original members of the Sound Machine but also the two rappers Ded to the World and Big Born as well as Houston Blue. This album combines organic jazz-funk grooves with Hip Hop beats and rhymes from the 1990s in perfection. Real DJs who still spin vinyl will be pleased with the loud pressing and proper mastering..................

Baritone Saxophone – Clyde Dunn
Bass – Clarence Daniels
Bass [Fender] – Charles Jones (3)
Bass, Synthesizer [Arp] – Arne Frager
Congas, Percussion – Frank Mastrapa
Drums – Demond Gates, Roy Thompson
Electric Piano – Tollie Moore
Engineer – Arne Frager, Jamie Wilson (2)
Guitar – Harold Grant (2), Herman Mitchell, Randy Piggy
Percussion – Roy Porter
Photography By [Cover] – Phil Schaller
Producer – Arne Frager, Roy Porter
Tenor Saxophone – Charlemagne Payne, Jimmy Allen (2), Prince Harrison
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Jack Fulks
Trombone – Wallace Huff
Trumpet – Hense Powell, Hugh Bell
A1 Party Time 3:45
A2 Love You 3:12
A3 Panama 3:10
A4 Jessica 4:08
B1 Waver-ing 6:03
B2 Funny Feelin' 2:33
B3 Out On The Town Tonight 3:22
B4 Givin' Me The Blues 3:30 

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