Ronnie Foster Two Headed Freap (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) 180g LP

Ronnie Foster

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Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed at Optimal!

Organist Ronnie Foster has collaborated with many greats over the course of his career from George Benson to the Jacksons to Stevie Wonder who brought the organist in to record on his seminal album Songs In The Key Of Life. But Foster first caught the ear of Blue Note Records co-founder Francis Wolff with his standout performance on Grant Green's searingly funky live album Alive! recorded in 1970. Foster would go on to make his own Blue Note debut two years later with the 1972 jazz-funk classic Two Headed Freap produced by George Butler. The vibrant 8-song set included funky covers of Al Green, Wilson Pickett and Joe Simon along with five compelling originals including the propulsive opening track "Chunky", the breezy jam "Summer Song" and "Mystic Brew", a visionary track which A Tribe Called Quest would later sample on their hip hop classic "Electric Relaxation".

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

Ronnie Foster tucked a lot of experience into his belt, including performances with Grant Green, before recording his debut album Two Headed Freap in 1972. He brought that knowledge into these sessions and walked out of Van Gelder Recording Studio with a white hot LP of jazz-funk that f**ks with expectations via his inclusion of harpist Gene Bianco and the steady attack of guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Stick around to the very end and enjoy 'Kentucky Fried Chicken,' a Foster original that has prog and acid rock mixed into its secret recipe.
-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine


  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Master Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany


Ronnie Foster organ
Gene Bianco harp
Arthur Jenkins congas
George Duvivier bass
Gordon Edwards Fender bass
Jimmy Johnson drums
George Devens vibes
Gene Bertoncini guitar


Side One

  1. Chunky
  2. Drowning in the Sea of Love
  3. The Two Headed Freap
  4. Summer Song

Side Two:

  1. Let's Stay Together
  2. Don't Knock My Love
  3. Mystic Brew
  4. Kentucky Fried Chicken

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