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Willie Wright - Telling The Truth (1977) [Reissue 2011]

Jazz, Pop | Author: artmuss | 20-12-2019, 15:26
Willie Wright - Telling The Truth (1977) [Reissue 2011]

Artist: Willie Wright
Title Of Album: Telling The Truth
Year Of Release: 1977/2011
Label: The Numero Group [NUM038]
Genre: Soul, Funk, Jazz
Total Time: 57:09 min
Format: FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 339 mb

Born of Harlem doo-wop roots and refined by Boston's counterculture scene, Willie Wright arrived in Nantucket in 1976 well worn by two decades of street corner and club performing, eager to make the easy money only a private yacht clientele could guarantee. Trapped on the island over winter, a set of original songs poured into his cover-heavy set. Tales of Wright's native roots, straight life, his abandoned four children, and the many women he had known flooded his loose leaf notebook before finally being set to tape in New York the following spring. Tracked with George "Buzzy" Bragg and Herry Jensen (of Skull Snaps and Jimmy Castor Bunch fame, respectively) in one day with minimal overdubs, Telling The Truth was, and would remain, Willie Wright's brightest and most inspired moment. Sold from the trunk of a car and from a handful of resort stages, the humble album disappeared into the collections and garages of Nantucket tourists, taking what was left of a near-30-year career along with it. Available for the first time since 1977, this expanded edition of Telling The Truth gathers Wright's lone 45 and only original composition from his first LP to tell the definitive Willie Wright story.


TRACKLIST:

01. Hello, Music people Of The World (Intro)
02. Nantucket Island
03. Lady Of The Year
04. I'm So Happy Now
05. In The Beauty Of The Night
06. Love Is Expensive
07. Okay, Once Again (Intro)
08. Jackie's Song
09. Son, Don't Let Life Pass You By
10. Indian Reservation
11. Dressing For The Occasion
12. It's Only Life, That's All
13. Right On For The Darkness
14. Africa
15. Lack Of Education


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