Thursday, January 30, 2014

CD Reissue of the Month - "Ray Barretto: Can You Feel It"

CD Reissue of the Month
Ray Barretto: "Can You Feel It" (Atlantic) 1978

Rating: **** (musical performance & sonic quality)

Produced by Ray Barretto & Raymond Silva
Recorded @ Atlantic Studios (New York City, NY, USA) by Bobby Warner
Mixed @ Electric Lady Studios (New York City, NY, USA) by Ray Barretto & Dave Wittman
Assistant Engineer: Joe Cohn
Front Cover Photo: Frank Lafitte
Back Cover Photos: Rod Cook
Album Design: Lynn Dreese Breslin

Featuring: Ray Barretto (congas & percussion), Howard Schneider (acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, synthesizer), Neil Larsen (keyboards), Cliff Carter (synthesizer), Neil Stubenhaus, Eddie Rivera & Willie Weeks (electric bass), Richie Morales & Andy Newmark (drums), Carlos Cordova (timbales & percussion), "Little" Ray Romero (bongos), Jeff Richman (rhythm & all lead electric guitars), Hiram Bullock (electric guitar), Todd Anderson (tenor sax, alto sax, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano)

Lead Vocals: Cissy Houston ("Can You Feel It," "Summer Sun"), Diva Gray ("Can You Feel It," "I Think About You," "Summer Sun"), Googie Coppola ("Stargazer," "Whirlpool"), Kelly Barretto, Michelle Robinson, Walter "Flea" Garcia, Chris Robinson & Ray Barretto II ("Stargazer"), Prince Phillip Mitchell ("What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From?")
Backing Vocals: Diva Gray & Alfa Anderson ("What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From?")

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