The Crusaders

The Crusaders were an American jazz-funk band from Los Angeles that was known throughout its first decade as The Jazz Crusaders, which issued a string of post-bop albums on Pacific Jazz during the 1960s. In 1971, they shortened their name to The Crusaders and issued a string of jazz-funk/R&B albums on Blue Thumb. They scored […]

Hiroshima ‎– Hiroshima (1979)

Hiroshima is an album by the American New Age/jazz ensemble of the same name, released in 1979 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “Lion Dance” (5:46) A2. “Roomful of Mirrors” (3:32) A3. “Kokoro” (6:38) A4. “Long Time Love” (4:00) B1. “Da-Da” (6:30) B2. “Never Ever” (3:52) B3. “Holidays” (3:18) B4. “Taiko Song” (5:45) Credits: Arranged By [Strings] – […]

Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign ‎– Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign (1973)

Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign is the first of two albums by the namesake American funk collective, released in 1973 on UNI Records. Tracklist: A1. “Reach For It” (2:50) A2. “Get It On” (6:10 — 3:27–5:35) A3. “Get On Off Me” (2:30) A4. “If I Close My Eyes” (3:20) A5. “Tryin’ to Be Me” (2:30) B1. […]

BlackSmoke ‎– BlackSmoke (1976)

BlackSmoke is the lone album by the namesake American funk operative — alternately credited as Smoke — released in 1976 on Chocolate City. Tracklist: A1. “Gotta Bad Feeling” (3:10) A2. “Screamin’” (3:00) A3. “Turn This Thing Around” (4:01) A4. “There It Is” (3:06) A5. “I Don’t Care (What You Do)” (3:29) B1. “You Needn’t Worry […]

Pleasure ‎– Accept No Substitutes (1976)

Accept No Substitutes is the second album by American funk band Pleasure, produced by Wayne Henderson and released in 1976 on Fantasy Records. Tracklist: A1. “Let’s Dance” (5:01) A2. “I’m Mad” (3:10) A3. “Pleasure for Your Pleasure” (3:47) A4. “We Have So Much” (3:29) A5. “Jammin’ With Pleasure” (2:26) B1. “Ghettos of the Mind” (5:05) […]