This first installment in the 'Diggin' Deeper: The Roots of Acid Jazz' series, which collects Funk, Jazz, Soul, Fusion and Disco sides from the deep Columbia/Epic/Sony catalog, includes such gems as 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' by Deodato, Ray Barreto 'Pastime Paradise', Mongo Santamaria's 'Cloud Nine', Bill Withers' 'Kissing My Love' and many more.
Whatever it is or isn't, acid jazz is full of groove DNA and even when chilled, it makes the feet move. This set moves and grooves from end to end, and even listeners with little interest in the Acid Jazz movement that surfaced some two decades after most of these tracks were recorded will find a great little alternative dance album lurking here.
A1. Ray Barretto - Pastime Paradise
A2. Billy Paul - Am I Black Enough For You
A3. Mongo Santamaria - Cloud Nine
B1. Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra
B2. Ramsey Lewis - Love For A Day
B3. Lonnie Liston - Smith In The Park
C1. Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
C2. George Benson - So What?
C3. Asha Puthli - Right Down Here
C4. Os Ipanemas - Consolacao
D1. Bill Withers - Kissing My Love
D2. Cedar Walton - Latin America
D3. Rodney Franklin - On The Path
D4. Antonio Carlos - Jobim Brazil
VARIOUS 2XLP Diggin' Deeper 1: The Roots Of Acid Jazz
Label: Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1168
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Grams