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T.C. in D.C.
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock
This previously unreleased recording comes from a set of tapes from a 1982 show in Washington, D.C. (site unspecified), as TC in DC. This live album contains seven songs, including some of Terry Callier's most popular co... more »
This previously unreleased recording comes from a set of tapes from a 1982 show in Washington, D.C. (site unspecified), as TC in DC. This live album contains seven songs, including some of Terry Callier's most popular compositions--the romantic valentine "Butterfly," the call for third world liberation, "African Violet," the upbeat anthem "Be a Believer," and the inspirational ballad "What Color Is Love?" Playing acoustic guitar himself and accompanied by string bassist Eric Hochberg and conga drummer Penn McGee, Callier brings his gospel background to his optimistic (if somewhat simplistic) visions of social problems dissolving before the good will of concerned people. --Geoffrey Himes
A great introduction to an immensely gifted performer
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Terry Callier, who recorded for Chess/Cadet and Elektra records in the '60's and '70's, has earned a rabid cult following among London's acid-jazz set, and is a major influence on a diverse range of artists including Beth Orton, Paul Weller and Urban Species. If you've never heard him, this impeccable late '70's live set is the place to start. If you're already a fan, you won't want to do without live versions of such Callier classics as "Butterfly","Mrs.Beasley",and "African Violet" otherwise unavailable on CD. Callier's music is an unclassifiable blend of folk, jazz and soul. His backing trio is a superb set of musicians, and the warmth and intensity of his vocals will give you goosebumps.Highly recommended."