Ceasar Frazier Hail Ceasar! LP
Ceasar Frazier Hail Ceasar! LP
Genre: Jazz
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Ceasar Frazier Hail Ceasar! LP

Ceasar Frazier

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SKU:
TWMLP13
UPC:
092624999686
Official Reissue Of Rare '70s Funky Soul Jazz Classic On Vinyl LP!
Back On Vinyl For The First Time Since 1972!
Strictly Limited To 500 Copies Worldwide!


Hailing from Indianapolis, Caesar Frazier (spelled 'Ceasar' from time to time) was a funky soul-jazz organist who recorded several albums for the Eastbound/Westbound label family during the '70s. In addition to recording on his own, Frazier also played keyboards in Marvin Gaye's backing band. Collaborations with contemporaries were numerous and to this day Frazier's legacy is still alive through samples & remixes from outfits such as Gang Starr and Arrested Development. In 1972 Frazier cut his first album Hail Ceasar!, which featured musicians commonly associated with the Prestige label's jazz-funk outings — Melvin Sparks (guitar), Houston Person (tenor), and Idris Muhammad (drums). Those names alone should give you a clear idea what's going down on this album: slick wa wa guitar lines, the crisp ultra bumpin' conga rhythms, Idris's slick funk beats, screaming sax solos and last but not least Caesar's trademark Hammond organ sound.

Next to his own material you can also find a few cover tunes on here (by Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes, David Gates of Bread, and Sly Stone). Production on the album was handled by Bob Porter (responsible for many superb jazz productions for Prestige and Atlantic) and to top it all off, recording duties were handled by Rudy Van Gelder (known for recording Miles Davis in the early 1950's and the countless work he did for Blue Note, Prestige, Verve .. and many others). This record is a delight for anyone who likes that 1970s organ groove sound and is right up there with some of the best of the Soul Jazz coming out of the early seventies. Hail Ceasar! Is a monster album that could keep you grooving for weeks if you so desired.

Originally released in 1972 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition featuring the original artwork by Tom Curry.

Features:
• Deluxe Limited Edition Vinyl LP
• Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide
• On vinyl for the first time since 1972
• Official reissue
• Obi-strip and original Eastbound artwork by Tom Curry

Musicians:
Ceasar Frazier, organ
Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet
Houston Person, tenor sax
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Gordon Edwards, Fender bass
Idris Muhammad, drums
Buddy Caldwell, congas

Selections:
Side A:

1. Hicky-Burr
2. Ellie's Love Theme
3. See-F
Side B:
1. Hail Ceasar!
2. Make It With You
3. Runnin' Away
Description
Official Reissue Of Rare '70s Funky Soul Jazz Classic On Vinyl LP!
Back On Vinyl For The First Time Since 1972!
Strictly Limited To 500 Copies Worldwide!


Hailing from Indianapolis, Caesar Frazier (spelled 'Ceasar' from time to time) was a funky soul-jazz organist who recorded several albums for the Eastbound/Westbound label family during the '70s. In addition to recording on his own, Frazier also played keyboards in Marvin Gaye's backing band. Collaborations with contemporaries were numerous and to this day Frazier's legacy is still alive through samples & remixes from outfits such as Gang Starr and Arrested Development. In 1972 Frazier cut his first album Hail Ceasar!, which featured musicians commonly associated with the Prestige label's jazz-funk outings — Melvin Sparks (guitar), Houston Person (tenor), and Idris Muhammad (drums). Those names alone should give you a clear idea what's going down on this album: slick wa wa guitar lines, the crisp ultra bumpin' conga rhythms, Idris's slick funk beats, screaming sax solos and last but not least Caesar's trademark Hammond organ sound.

Next to his own material you can also find a few cover tunes on here (by Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes, David Gates of Bread, and Sly Stone). Production on the album was handled by Bob Porter (responsible for many superb jazz productions for Prestige and Atlantic) and to top it all off, recording duties were handled by Rudy Van Gelder (known for recording Miles Davis in the early 1950's and the countless work he did for Blue Note, Prestige, Verve .. and many others). This record is a delight for anyone who likes that 1970s organ groove sound and is right up there with some of the best of the Soul Jazz coming out of the early seventies. Hail Ceasar! Is a monster album that could keep you grooving for weeks if you so desired.

Originally released in 1972 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition featuring the original artwork by Tom Curry.

Features:
• Deluxe Limited Edition Vinyl LP
• Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide
• On vinyl for the first time since 1972
• Official reissue
• Obi-strip and original Eastbound artwork by Tom Curry

Musicians:
Ceasar Frazier, organ
Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet
Houston Person, tenor sax
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Gordon Edwards, Fender bass
Idris Muhammad, drums
Buddy Caldwell, congas

Selections:
Side A:

1. Hicky-Burr
2. Ellie's Love Theme
3. See-F
Side B:
1. Hail Ceasar!
2. Make It With You
3. Runnin' Away
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Ceasar Frazier
Title
Hail Ceasar!
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-14-2018
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
04-03-2018
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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