Charles Earland - Black Talk!


Original Jazz Classics



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AOJC 335
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The young organist Charles Earland converted the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" into an anthem called "Black Talk" and came up with one of the huge soul-jazz hits of the early '70s. In this album, Earland worked the same magic with two other pop songs, "Aquarius" and "More Today then Yesterday," giving them the urgency and forward movement of R&B but managing to inject them with jazz values.

He was greatly aided by a pair of soloists – trumpeter Virgil Jones and tenor saxophonist Houston Person – who added fuel to Earland's fiery concept. Guitarist Melvin Sparks and the quintessential soul jazz drummer Idris Muhammad helped keep the blaze going. It is not coincidence that his blues composition, and Earland himself, were called "The Mighty Burner."

Side 1
1. Black Talk
2. The Mighty Burner
3. Here Comes Charlie

Side 2
4. Aquarius
5. More Today Than Yesterday

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