Fresh — Feelin’ Fresh 1978 (USA, Funk/Jazz/Pop Rock)

Исполнитель: Fresh
Откуда: USA
Альбом: Feelin’ Fresh
Год выхода: 1978
Жанр: Funk/Jazz/Pop Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320 (Vinyl Rip)
Размер архива: 67.9 МB

Influenced by Sly & the Family Stone and Rare Earth, Fresh was an obscure, little-known 1970s band that combined soul and funk with rock. The interracial outfit, which shouldn’t be confused with either the 1990s hip-hop engineer or other bands that have called themselves Fresh, didn’t get very far commercially, its three LPs were too funky for rock stations and too rock-influenced for R&B stations. Fresh was formed in 1975, when its original six-person lineup consisted of lead singer Bill Pratt, lead guitarist Paul Marshall, rhythm guitarist Elaine Mayo, keyboardist David Kaffinetti, bassist Milo Martin, and drummer Fred Allen. In 1976, the band signed with MCA, which released its debut album, «Get Fresh», the following year. It was also in 1977 that Fresh was an opening act for Rufus & Chaka Khan; Fresh received generally favorable responses from Rufus fans, but regrettably, that didn’t translate into record sales. «Get Fresh» bombed commercially, and the band parted company with MCA. In 1978, Fresh resurfaced on Motown’s Prodigal label with its sophomore effort, «Feelin’ Fresh», and unveiled a new seven-person lineup. Most of the original members were still on board, although a saxophonist, George Englund, had been added — and Kaffinetti had been replaced by keyboardist Frank Savino. After «Feelin’ Fresh», Mayo left the band. Neither Feelin’ Fresh nor Fresh’s third album, «Omniverse» (which Prodigal/Motown released in late 1978) received much attention and in 1979, the band broke up.

01. Just How Does It Feel — 2:51
02. Whatever Happened To Rock And Roll — 3:13
03. Feelin’ Fresh — 4:57
04. Hey Kid — 4:59
05. Everybody’s Got Something To Say — 3:50
06. Don’t Let Down — 3:58
07. Preparation — 3:26
08. Let Yourself Go — 4:29

Bill Pratt — lead vocals
Paul Marshall — lead guitar, vocals
Elaine Mayo — rhythm guitar, vocals
Milo Martin — bass, vocals
Frank Savino — keyboards
George Englund — saxophone
Fred Allen — drums
John Ryan — producer


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28.05.2024 16:41

My many thanks to you for completing the Fresh discography. ‘Omniverse’ is a really good & musically diverse record, so i’m hoping this one is similarly enjoyable.