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Leslie Butler - We've Only Just Begun (CD)
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Leslie Butler
We've Only Just Begun
Dub Store Records JPN
¥2500 (US$23.68)
Approx. year : 197-
Genre : Ska / Rocksteady > Jamaican Jazz/Blues/Soul
Produced by : Richard Khouri
Date added : Mar 27, 2015
Country : Japan
Catalog number : DSR-CD-512

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Because of his superior talent and intense personality, one of the most ingenious pianists Leslie Butler had a lack of releases, however he was given an exceptional chance by the Federal Records to record this one of the most peculiar albums in the history of Jamaican music. This beautifully finished Jamaican Jazz Funk/Rare Groove album is mostly constructed with the traditional covers that all Jamaicans will know although with the wonderful arrangement, and very Jamaican, ensemble stripping aesthetics give the album a whole new character that can’t be heard elsewhere.This masterpiece should make it to the shelves of not only reggae fans but soul and jazz fans as well. Leslie always committed on making a serious piece of music - never liked to make either of Jamaican popular music or business-like commercial music. He had a strong belief of not letting others to control his talent. Therefore there were often conflicts between him and producers or he was not even given a chance to record anything at all. It’s a really sad story, but this unfortunate musician’s lifestyle can be heard on the recordings such as “Guitar In Ernest ? Ernest Ranglin (DSR-LP / CD-501)” and “Reggae Rhapsody ? Leslie Butler (DSR-FEDS12-001).” Perhaps with this album in addition, it might be all enough.

10 TRACKS:
1)    Witchita Lineman
2)    Ever Constant Sea
3)    We've Only Just Begun
4)    Theme From " Love Story"
5)    Anyone Who Had A Heart
6)    Aquarius
7)    Evil Ways
8)    Shaft
9)    Booty Butt
10)    Funky Miracle
PRODUCED BY: Rechard Khouri RECORDED AT: Federal Studio ENGINEERED BY: Buddy Davidson
[MUSICIANS] BASS: Harold Williams DRUMS: Clifton Burnett TENOR SAX: Carlton Samuels PIANO: Leslie Butler
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