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Barbara & Ernie – Prelude To…

Barbara & Ernie
Prelude to...
Style: Folk, Soul
Label: Cotillion
Catalog Number: SD9044
Released: 1971
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An In Sheep’s Clothing nighttime favorite, Barbara & Ernie’s only release is a complex combination of soul, folk rock, and late 60’s psychedelia. At first listen, it doesn’t seem too different from the commercial music of the time, but then you start to notice the electric sitars, the funk leaning bass, multi-layered vocals, and the particular textural choices that hint at jazz and world influence. There are a lot of elements at play and they all come together to make this unique and forgotten classic.

– Dane Majors

Recommended -A1 Play with Fire,A4 Listen to your Heart, B1 For You

Tags: Folk / Psychedelic / Soul
Tracklist:

A1 Play With Fire
A2 Somebody To Love
A3 Prelude
A4 Listen To Your Heart
B1 For You
B2 Searching The Circle
B3 My Love And I
B4 Do You Know
B5 Satisfied

Credits:

Arranged By – Barbara Massey, Ernie Calabria
Bass – Chuck Rainey (tracks: B3), Bill Salter
Choir – Myrna Summers & The Interdenominational Singers (tracks: B5)
Congas, Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
Drums – Grady Tate, Ray Lucas (tracks: B3)
Electric Piano – Joe Beck (tracks: B3)
Guitar – Sam Brown
Orchestrated By – Eumir Deodato
Organ – Richard Tee (tracks: B5)
Piano – Keith Jarrett (tracks: B5)
Vocals, Guitar (Acoustic, Classical, 12 String Electric), Sitar (Electric), Bass – Ernie Calabria
Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano, Autoharp – Barbara Massey
Written-By – Barbara Massey (tracks: A1, A3 to B5), Ernie Calabria (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)

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