*PREORDER* Leon Thomas – Blues And The Soulful Truth – Flying Dutchman LP

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*PREORDER* Leon Thomas – Blues And The Soulful Truth – Flying Dutchman LP

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The title of Thomas’s third album for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman referenced Oliver Nelson’s classic 1961 LP The Blues and the Abstract Truth. Released in 1972, Blues And The Soulful Truth featured an expansive all-star band that included Pretty Purdie (drums), Stanley Clarke (bass), Cecil Payne (Baritone sax) and the unsung Neal Creque (keyboards).  It’s a soul meets jazz meets the blues masterpiece with arrangements from ex James Brown horn-man Pee Wee Ellis. This astounding album features the extraordinary ‘Shape Your Mind To Die’ ‘L.O.V.E’ a captivating vocal version of Gabor Szabo’s Gypsy Queen, the compelling ‘Love Each Other’, the plaintive ‘China Doll’ and a driving version of John Lee Hooker’s Boom-Boom-Boom. Pressed on 180gm vinyl we have remained faithful to the original pressing replicating the Flying Dutchman label style and gatefold sleeve.

tracklist:

01 Let’s Go Down To Lucy’s
02 L-O-V-E
03 Gypsy Queen
04 Love Each Other
05 Shape Your Mind To Die
06 Boom-Boom-Boom
07 China Doll
08 C.C. Rider

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Artist

Leon Thomas

Title

Blues And The Soulful Truth

Label

Flying Dutchman

Product#

187433

Cat#

HIQLP 091

Grade Disc

NEW

Release Info

1972

Distributed Item

YES

Reissue

YES

Country

UK

Picture Sleeve

YES