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Melvin Jackson: Funky Skull (Verve By Request Series)

Melvin Jackson

On his sole album as a leader, bassist Melvin Jackson - a veteran of the Eddie Harris band (this album includes two Harris originals) - plays with a bow, plucks and plugs his upright bass into a Maestro G-2 filter box, a Boomerang, an Echoplex, and an Ampeg amp. The result is soulful, psychedelic, and of course, funky – at once one of the grooviest and most avant-garde albums you’ll ever hear. The Verve By Request Series features 180-gram vinyl, pressed at Third Man in Detroit.


Side A
1. Funky Skull Parts 1 & 2
2. Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me
3. Bold And Black
4. Dance Of The Dervish
5. Everybody Loves My Baby

Side B
1. Cold Duck Time Parts 1 & 2
2. Say What
3. Funky Doo
4. Silver Cycles