Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Classic Rock, Metal
A little more on Sonny
Tad Richards | Saugerties, NY USA | 06/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sonny Sharrock is the cousin of bandleader Richard Daniel, which is how he became involved with the project.
Brute Force is one of the best bands of its era, and I'm delighted to find this available on CD.
Stan Strickland has gone on to become a music legend in Boston."
For Sonny Sharrock Fans
T. Bombara | San Francisco, CA United States | 09/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is pretty amazing. Some fairly interesting Funk-Jazz from the late sixties. The jazz elements are cleary influenced by the New Thing players like Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders et al. What makes it special is that the guitar player listed as playing on three tracks is none other than the great Sonny Sharrock. The greatest guitarist of the era for my money, and there still, after all of these years, is not enough of him on disc for my tastes. To add to the delight, his playing is all over this record and not just on the three listed tracks. One of the great things about Sonny, there was no imitation, you will recognize his voice right away. If you too need more Sonny, grab this disc fast before it goes out of print."
Another Lost Gem
R. Toomey | Piscataway, NJ United States | 08/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very misleading name for this band. The first time somene tells you about Brute Force you automatically think "Heavy Metal". But, when you see the cover of the CD you are quite puzzled and you can't help the temptation in buying it. This is a soul & funk band from the late 60's. Not to be confused with another 70's and 80's band of the same name. This group of six guys know how to jam and they definitely have the funk in them as well. This CD is a mix of vocal and instrumental tracks and is very heavy on horns. It starts off with a bang with "Do It Right Now". The lead singer sort of has a Jimi Hendrix sound to him. I'm sure he was an influence. If you like the obscure and "hard to find recently remastered" soul & funk then you definitely gotta give these guys a try."