Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers: Super Freak (Vinyl LP)
The opening track on 1972's Super Freak is a brilliant, nearly side-long medley of three tracks from Curtis Mayfield's Superfly: the title track, Pusherman, and of course, Freddie's Dead. Heavy, druggy, and psychedelic, with thick organ and wah-wah guitars, the medley sounds more like the psychedelic soul of War or even Funkadelic than the sparkling Latin jazz of Pucho's earlier albums.
The rest of Super Freak is a little lighter in tone, but this is still the most groove-oriented and least overtly Latin jazz-oriented of this group's albums, trafficking instead in shuffling grooves like Oak Hurst's Art and vibes-led ballads like Judy's Moods and One More Day.
- In the Basement
- People Make the World Go Round African Roots
- The Pharaohs Love Y'all
- Drum Suite.