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Strung Out
Gordon Staples & The String Thing
Strung Out
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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Gordon Staples was concert master at The Detroit Symphony which provided the strings on virtually every hit Motown record in the '60s. Berry Gordy gave Staples the album as a 'thank you' for his efforts and brought in lege...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gordon Staples & The String Thing
Title: Strung Out
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Reel Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 8/18/2009
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 667487801423

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Gordon Staples was concert master at The Detroit Symphony which provided the strings on virtually every hit Motown record in the '60s. Berry Gordy gave Staples the album as a 'thank you' for his efforts and brought in legendary arranger and producer Paul Riser to compose most of the music and oversee the project. The result is a blend of classic Motown funk and blaxploitation with hints of symphonic soul. The legendary Fred Williamson used much of the music on this album in his cult movie Mean Johnny Barrows. This is the first time that the groundbreaking Motown album from 1970 has been on CD and includes a 16 page color booklet with an extensive essay featuring interviews with Paul Riser, Dennis Coffey and others involved in the project.

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Brilliant album
Warren M. Lankford | Atlanta, Georgia USA | 11/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I've personally been collecting a lot of rare and unreleased Motown in this, its 50th anniversary year. This CD by Gordon Staples and the String Thing has been the most unexpected. Being a session musician myself, it's always great to have a chance to be featured. The musicians played like they enjoyed the experience. All of the music is excellent, and the genius of arranger Paul Riser shines through loud and clear. I wish it had been considered for a serious movie soundtrack. I think it could have been almost as successful as "Shaft" if a hit single had been established. Kudos to Gordon Staples, the string players and the usual greatness from the Funk Brothers!"