CD / LP Out 29 Sept 2017 on WEWANTSOUNDS
CD WWSCD9 3700604715436
LP WWSLP9 3700604715443
"Bob Shad's Master Sound" Okayplayer
Following the highly-acclaimed release of FEELING GOOD and INNER PEACE compilations, Wewantsounds is delighted to announce the launch of the MAINSTREAM RECORDS ORIGINAL CLASSICS reissue program starting with two superb classic albums. They will be released on CD and Gatefold LP and crammed with bonus material. Wewantsounds has gone back to the original negative to reconstruct the original artworks and will add many jaw dropping never-seen photo sessions on the artwork together with CD Bonus material.
Buddy Terry's album Awareness from 1971 is his first one for Mainstream Records out of the three he recorded for Bob Shad’s label. This is pure undiluted spiritual jazz both deep and funky. Prior to that Terry had recorded a couple of soul jazz albums for Prestige Record, Electric Soul in 1967 and “Natural Soul” in 1968. He then went under the radar until the recording of this sublime album, an undisputed treasure featuring Stanley Cowell (p), Buster Williams, Victor Gaskin (dr), Roland Prince (gt) Cecil Bridgewater (tp) and Mtume (perc).
New sleevenotes: JACQUES DENIS (Liberation/Superfly Records)
ALL TRACKS COURTESY OF MAINSTREAM RECORDS AND THE LATE GREAT ROBERT SHAD
SPECIAL THANKS TO MIA AND JUDD APATOW.