I’m a "cosmic funkateer "
Got it......my favorites.....
Give Peace a chance
visions of the new world I and II
I loved this album and remember it well. It was one of those kind of albums that was almost "hypnotic". All of the songs ran together in such a way that the whole album at times just seemed to be one song. Remember "Expansions" ??
"candles, black light & incense"
And Champale and Grenadine!!!!!!!!! Oh Yea Oh Yea
I haven't had any Champale (ghetto Champagne)....in years !!!
…..writing this down
I’m telling my age and telling what she likes
My roommate in college was a big Lonnie Liston Smith fan so he got all the albums. now i wish i had bought then .Expansions was the jam. He was in Richmond a lot so i saw him a few times
What is Lonnie doing these day, do you know?
……Give Peace a Chance
Good question. wish i knew i sure would go see him if he was playing anywhere.
I've not heard any Smith yet. What are your fave LP's by him?
Expansions was the joint.........when that song came on everyone would jump up & start grooving !!
(& some people think that ya can't dance to Jazz-Funk !!)
I use to stack those albums on my record player in my living room and make love as long as the music played.
Oh, yeah, and expand your mind...to understand...we all must live in peace,……!
Hey I've seen some cds' under the name Lonnie Smith, do you think they have his old stuff
(I use to stack those albums on my record player in my living room and make love as long as the music played.)
It never ceases to amaze me of the power that exists within the "kozmic" forces of the FUNK......
So this is what you did while your music was playing ???
I wonder if this is what Lonnie Liston Smith had in mind when he put out those two GREAT albums ??
What do yall think ??
I’m is now looking franticly to see if I have any old Lonnie Liston Smith tapes that my wife might want to
listen to !!
Smith was right up there with the LAWS BROTHERS AND HERBIE HANCOCK. All of whom you could dance to and do other things as cynthia well noted LOL
Of course you are correct........these albums that Lonnie Liston Smith put out were perfect for any type of "party" that one might want to plan.
That's why they were so popular (right up there with Roy Ayres !!)
I’m feelin mighty kozmic these days !!
Just finished recording "Vision's of a New World" for a friend....I forgot how goodddddddd that album sounds.
Will you play LAWS BROTHERS, HERBIE HANCOCK or LONNIE LISTON SMITH for me baby??????HeHeHeHe...I know you love to make me laugh.
Love You :)
Well as one of Roy Ayer's biggest fans..you know I was into Lonnie as well...(S) This is one of those.".havent heard it ina while..gotta find it and listen to it again lp's!!! "
As a result of this thread here on the board I was also forced to...
....pull it out ......& stick it in...
………………………. my CD player !!
Now you bad boy!!!!!!
What can I say.......this is a great album that sets a 'mood' for a number of differennt activities !!
I’m---tempted to stick it back in again :)
I was thinking perhaps in the D'Angelo mode. Even though he is into a Marvin Gaye- Stevie Wonder thang....I can see him leaning this way. Hmmmm......???
D'Angelo is pretty damn FUNKY, there is no doubt about that but....."Kozmic".....is not a label that I would apply to him at least to this point.
I think Digable Planets are "Kozmic"
DP's are way Kozmic... If you're saying that Lonnie Liston Smith and the DP's are coming from the same musical galaxy, then I will definitely have to check out LLS. I've never heard his music before.
Check him out if you can.........you won't be disapointed !!
Which do you think is the better place to start: VISIONS OF A NEW WORLD or EXPANSIONS? I noticed that VISIONS dates from 1980--getting into the WINELIGHT and Spyro Gyra fuzak era
there... I hope VISIONS is deeper than that. If Lonnie ever started getting into that "smooth jazz" sound, that's something I'd want to avoid.
I'd check those dates .......Both of those albums are from the mid 70's.... 74-75 timeframe and are eons away from the "SpyroGyricFuzak" that you & I both fear.....
Check them out....you will like them both !!
Thanks, Bob. Looks like the AMG book has an incorrect date for VISIONS.
In case some others are curious to check out some Lonnie Liston Smith CDs, I've found that CD World on the web has several of his discs, including the two discussed here, for 8 bucks and change. (But can I squeeze even that much on my Visa??)