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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Priscilla - Gypsy Queen (1970 us, amazing r 'n' b phychedelia, 2013 korean remaster)

Booker T. Jones exited Stax Records before it came to a complete crash and married singer Priscilla Coolidge, Rita's sister, and the two hooked-up musically as well. Great things were expected from this project. Jones led his namesake, Booker T. & the MG's, to some success at Stax. The four-pieces also served as the label's most prominent house band, and, in addition, Jones shared co-writer credit on some great songs. Coolidge, like her sister, sang with an abundance of soul. Rita recorded for A&M, and the label had issued a solo album on Priscilla, which originally came out on Sussex Records. Few people will tell you this is a bad album, cause it's not. The lovebirds are all over the place theme-wise -- love, social problems, ethnic issues, and other twists and spins on a multitude of subjects.
by Andrew Hamilton

1. On The Road - 3:55
2. Let It Shine - 3:08
3. Gypsy King - 3:39
4. Come On Sweet - 2:59
5. Salty Haze 2:58
6. T My T - 2:07
7. Good Morning Freedom (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Albert Hammond) - 4:02
8. Now The Children Remind You (Weiss, Unobsky) - 2:48
9. Long Rivers Flow (Ray Stinnett) - 3:18
10.Spring Rain (Ray Stinnett) - 2:26
11.Hummingbird (Leon Russell) - 6:00
All songs by Priscilla Coolidge except where stated.

*Priscilla Coolidge - Vocals
*Booker T. Jones - Organ, Piano, Harmonica
*Joel Scott Hill - Guitar
*Herb Ellis - Guitar
*Ray Stinnett - Guitar
*Ray Brown - Bass
*Chris Ethridge - Bass
*Earl Palmer - Drums
*Jim Gordon - Drums
*Sam Watson - Drums
*Rita Coolidge - Vocals
*Donna Weiss - Vocals

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