Saturday, May 17, 2014

heaven is in your mind

Linda Tillery's second album came out in 1977 on the feminist leaning Olivia Records; it's a beautiful and warm Soul Funk set backed by an all-female band. The whole record is lush and atmospheric; it's easy to play and has quite a few standout tracks... perfect for late nights on earth. Linda sang for Coke Escovedo on his albums 'Coke' and 'Disco Fantasy', she worked with Santana, Boz Scaggs, and Lenny White, and much later there was her involvement on the He3 Project's Family Groove cd; her tracks have featured on Ubiquity's 'California Soul', Kenny Dope's 'Favourite Grooves' and Volcov has an edit of 'Markin Time' (also on this record) out on a Japanese cd compilation. Linda's eponymous lp is not hard to find and it isn't crazy expensive either (yet), should u wish to acquire it... and you do. 

My favourite track on the lp, doesn't feature a whole lot of Linda's vocal stylings, instead it's sparkling fusion highlights her backing band's serious skills. The thing is the whole record is pretty special, if you see it grab it, but for tonight... a little heaven in your mind...

Linda Tillery - Heaven is in Your Mind

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