Friday, September 8

Bobby Bryant - Swahili Strut

SIDE ONE
Swahili Strut
A Prayer For Peace
Peace

SIDE TWO
Kriss Kross
We've Only Just Begun
The Beauty Of Her Soul
Nite Crawlers

Recorded in 1971
Produced by Gene Barge for Cadet Records
Arrangements by Bobby Bryant and John Klemmer (The Beauty Of Her Soul)

with :
Bobby Bryant (t)
Bob Norris (congas)
Herman Riley (ts)
Charles Owens (ts)
Carl Lott (d)
Henry Cain (org)
David T Walker (g)
Arthur Adams (g)
Willie Allen (b)
Max Bennett (b)
Delbert Hill (bs)
Joe Sample (p)
Brass section on The Beauty Of Her Soul and A Prayer For Peace :
David Duke (french horn), Buddy Childers, Cat Anderson, Albert Arrons, Oscar Brashear, Freddy Hill (trumpets), Groven Mitchell, Lou Blackburn, Mike Wimberley, George Bohannon (trombones), Tommy Johnson (tuba).

Very nice album by californian trumpet player Bobby Bryant. Mostly notable for the track A Prayer For Peace, a very powerful big-band funk-jazz tune with a great brass section and a slight blaxploitation feel. Also features a smooth cover of the Curtis Mayfield track We've Only Just Begun and two other very soulful laidback mid-tempo tracks (Swahili Strut, Nite Crawlers).