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Jay Berliner - Bananas Are Not Created Equal (1972) [Japanese Remastered 2007]

16-03-2016, 10:52
Jazz | Funk | Easy Listening | FLAC / APE

Title: Bananas Are Not Created Equal
Year Of Release: 2007 [1972]
Label: P-Vine Records [PCD-23937]
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Easy Listening
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks +.cue,log)
Total Time: 37:02 min
Total Size: 100 mb / 216 mb

"I grabbed a copy of Jay Berliner’s ‘Bananas Are Not Created Equal’ a while back after a friend turned me on to the track you see before you today, ‘Stickball’.

I knew Berliner’s name – he is a prolific studio guitarist with a very long and prestigious resume, including stints with Charles Mingus and Van Morrison (Astral Weeks) – but had no idea he had ever done anything this funky.

Recorded in 1972, under the aegis of arranger Wade Marcus (who also wrote this tune) ‘Bananas…’ featured Berliner and a group of studio heavies working it out on a number of contemporary covers (Temptations, Al Green, Bill Withers) and a couple of excellent, funky originals.

‘Stickball’ opens with Ray Barretto’s congas and Berliner’s guitar, then joined by Cornell Dupree on electric sitar and Paul Griffin on clavinet.

The tune has a thick, jazz-funk groove, with some hot soloing (naturally) by Berliner.

The rest of the album is definitely worth checking out if you happen to find a copy out in the field."


1. Getting the Message
2. I Just Want to Be There
3. Papa Was a Rolling Stone
4. Hey Western Union Man
5. Stormy
6. Use Me
7. We've Come Too Far to End It Now
8. Stickball
9. I'm Still in Love with You

Arranged By, Conductor – Wade Marcus
Bass – Gordon Edwards
Congas – Ray Barretto
Drums – Jimmy Johnson (2)
Guitar – Cornell Dupree, Jay Berliner
Mallets, Tambourine – Joe Venuto
Piano – Paul Griffin
Producer – Bob Shad

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oaistaroaistar   User offline   16 March 2016 13:26

Thank you very much ! 7

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fv333   User offline   21 March 2016 21:05

Great LP ! Thanks Art'

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