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Legends of Acid Jazz
Leon Spencer
Legends of Acid Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Leon Spencer
Title: Legends of Acid Jazz
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Prestige
Original Release Date: 6/24/1997
Re-Release Date: 6/23/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218518529

CD Reviews

Funky Organ Music
William Jones | Rockville, MD USA | 09/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Legends of Acid Jazz series reissued a lot of albums that have long been out of print. Recorded on the Prestige label, the group(s) featured on this Leon Spencer compilation include Melvin Sparks (guitar), and Idris Mohammed (drums). Both these musicians have albums of their own in the same series. Each of these volumes include two original lp's from the late 60's to mid-70's. In this case, as is most often the case with the Legends of Acid Jazz releases, the first album is better than the second. Still, both have great beats, good soloing, and feature generally inspired playing. The lay out of this series is awful. Cartoonish and tacky, whoever put the graphics together should have used the original album covers. The title of this series should be changed as well. If one didn't know what one was looking at, this would seem like a risky purchase."
Hammond Hero
Joan Gand | Northfield, IL USA | 03/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love the Hammond organ, you will love Leon Spencer. This disc gives you your money's worth of great Hammond playing. The "Acid Jazz" monicker doesn't exactly fit - there's no modern hip hop beat behind this authentic 70's jazz/funk B3 player, just the real deal. Close to You has a Charles Earland feel, others have a funky soul feel with plenty of jazz solos and arrangements with a killer band."