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Mar142013

Johnny Lytle

JOHNNY LYTLE: Soulful Rebel/People & Love. CD

Two lost smokers from the man Lionel Hampton called “The greatest vibes player in the world,” Johnny Lytle—both very different from anything else he ever recorded!  1971’s The Soulful Rebel has a great blend of Hammond and Fender Rhodes along with the vibes—soaring out in a massively funky sextet with bass from Ron Carter and congas from Ray Barretto—both of whom take Johnny's earlier groove into a 70s jazz funk mode. 1972’s People & Love is even more impressive—and has Lytle's vibes working with impressionistic larger arrangements—in a style that's like Bobby Hutcherson on mid-‘70s Blue Note, or Milt Jackson on CTI. Notes by Scott Yanow explore the recordings and career of this unsung jazz giant.

Tracks:

Soulful Rebel

1.  Gunky

2.  The New Village Caller

3.  Didn’t We?

4.  Lela

5.  The Soulful Rebel Suite—The Soulful Rebel

6.  The Soulful Rebel Suite—High Treason

7.  The Soulful Rebel Suite—The Struggle

8.  The Soulful Rebel Suite—Inner Peace

9.  Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? 

People & Love

10. Where Is the Love?

11. Libra

12. Family

13. Tawhid

14. People Make the World Go ‘Round

Chicago’s Dusty Groove record store stands on Ashland just south of Division in the city’s Wicker Park area. But for music lovers around the globe who have either made the pilgrimage or bought from its online store, Dusty Groove stands squarely (or, rather, hiply) at the intersection of soul, funk, jazz, hip hop and world music as purveyors of the rarest, coolest and freshest sounds around. Now, Real Gone Music is proud to announce that it is teaming up with Dusty Groove to bring you reissues drawn from the store’s 16-year experience selling to its dedicated audience of collectors, deejays, devotees and fans; these titles are all time-tested yet impossible to find on compact disc. 

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