Les McCann ‎– Layers

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Atlantic ‎– SD 1646
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Vinyl, LP, Album, MO
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Tracklist

Songs From Boston
A1 Sometimes I Cry 5:24
A2 Let's Gather 1:08
A3 Anticipation 0:48
A4 The Dunbar High School Marching Band 6:06
A5 Soaring (At Dawn) Part I 5:53
Songs From My Childhood
B1 The Harlem Buck Strut Dance 5:55
B2 Interlude 0:33
B3 Before I Rest 4:44
B4 Let's Play ('Til Mom Calls) 3:20
B5 It Never Stopped In My Home Town 1:54
B6 Soaring (At Sunset) Part II 8:03

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Credits

Notes

-MO and Broadway address on labels

Recorded & re-mixed at Regent Sound Studios, New York, N.Y.
Album design: Graphic Projects, Inc., New York, N.Y.
℗ © 1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.
Mfg. by Atlantic Recording Corp.

Gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ST-A-732951-A AT △18340(1) PR
  • Matrix / Runout: ST-A-732958-AA AT △18340-X(1) PR

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 1646 Les McCann Layers(LP, Album, PR ) Atlantic SD 1646 US 1974 Sell This Version
K 50042 (SD 1646) Les McCann Layers(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 50042 (SD 1646) Italy 1973 Sell This Version
SD 1646 Les McCann Layers(LP, Album, MO) Atlantic SD 1646 US 1973 Sell This Version
SD-1646 Les McCann Layers(LP, Album) Atlantic SD-1646 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
ATL 50 042 Les McCann Layers(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 042 Germany 1974 Sell This Version

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PerceptionShift

PerceptionShift

October 5, 2017

An oddball in McCann's discography. After laying down some rhythms with his backing band, McCann then fills in the rest of the 32 tracks with a Fender Rhodes and ARP 2600 making one oddball synth jazz LP. Side 1 is a bit laid back with lots of Rhodes and the 2600 emulating various wind instruments riding over the grooves below. Side 2 is more scattered with some wandering and nice little drum breaks. This record makes me think side 2 of Headhunters or of McCann's label mates Eddie Harris and Phil Moore Jr. Fans of electric keyboard jazz would do well to find themselves a copy of this LP. I give it a 8/10.