Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler – Gene & Jerry, One & One (1970)

Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler – Gene & Jerry, One & One
Vinyl rip in 24 bit 96 khz | Art at  300 dpi
Mercury Records SR 61330 | Released 1970 | Soul – Funk

Here we have two masters of soul in a short collection of gems which, to my knowledge, has never been issued on CD.  I have featured the laid-back funk track “Sho’ Is Groovin’” on the radio and in one of my podcasts, but a person could pretty much take their pick of great tunes here.   The album is overshadowed a bit by Butler’s magnificent “Sings Assorted Sounds with Friends and Relatives,” released the same year (with some arrangements by Donny Hathaway) but there’s no reason for soul fans to skip this.

A1 You Just Can’t Win (By Making The Same Mistake) 2:37
A2 The World Keeps Changing 2:35
A3 Give Up A Taste 2:31
A4 I Found That I Was Wrong 2:42
A5 Sho’ Is Groovin’ 2:46
B1 One Hand Washes The Other 2:55
B2 Mail Call Time 2:50
B3 Be Yourself 2:30
B4 Everybody Is Waiting 2:40
B5 Ten And Two (Take This Woman Off The Corner) 3:02

Recorded At – Universal Recording Studio
Produced For – Whatever’s Fair Inc.
Pressed By – Philips Recording Company, Inc.
Manufactured By – Mercury Record Productions, Inc.
Distributed By – Mercury Record Productions, Inc.
Record Company – Mercury Record Corporation
Published By – Cachand Music Company
Published By – Tecbob Music
Published By – Patcheal Music Company
Published By – Ice Man Music
Published By – Grits Music

Alto Saxophone – Clifford Davis
Arranged By – Richard Evans (tracks: A4, A5, B2 to B4), Tom-Tom (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B5)
Art Direction – Des Strobel
Baritone Saxophone – Johnny Board
Cello – Karl B. Fruh
Congas – Marshall Thompson, Terrance Thompson
Design [Back Cover], Photography By [Back Cover] – Richard Germinaro
Drums – Robert L. Crowder
Electric Bass [Fender Bass] – Richard L. Evans, Ronald Simmons
Engineer – Doug Brand
Guitar – Wm. E. Butler, Bobby D. Pointer, Gerald M. Sims, Morris Dollison
Maracas – Inez Cheatham
Photography By [Cover & Inside] – Burnell Caldwell
Piano – Floyd Morris, Tom C. Washington, Contractor
Producer – Gene, Jerry
Tambourine – Lee Charles Neeley
Tenor Saxophone – James G. Barge
Trombone – John I. Avant
Trumpet – Burgess Gardner, Murray J. Watson
Vibraphone – Bobby Christian
Viola – Bruce Hayden, Frank Borgognone, Harold Kupper
Violin – Elliott M. Golub, Everett Zlatoff Mirsky, Joseph Golan, Sol A. Brobov

Recorded at Universal Recording Studio – Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 2, 1970 – Chicago, Ill.
“Unipak” style gatefold Sleeve

LINEAGE: Mercury SR 61330 Vinyl; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica AT440-MLa cartridge; Speedbox power supply; Creek Audio OBH-15; M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 96khz; clicks and pops removed with Click Repair, manually auditioned, and individually with Adobe Audition 3.0; resampled using iZotope RX 2 Advanced SRC and dithered with MBIT+ for 16-bit. Converted to FLAC in either Trader’s Little Helper or dBPoweramp. Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.


 

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6 Comments

  1. Thanks particularly for the Whitfield-esque “Ten And Two (Take This Woman Off The Corner)”, never heard that before!

  2. Brandon Lionnel Ousley

    Thank you so much for this rarity. Is there any chance for you to re-upload Jerry’s ‘Sings Assorted Sounds with Friends and Relatives?’

    • I can and I will. But I am not happy with the needledrop I did — it was one of the first ones I ever attempted and I think I’ve gotten a bit better at it since then. I’ll try to get to it over the holiday season, it really is a great album!

      • Brandon Lionnel Ousley

        Great to know and thank you so much. It is certainly an unsung gem that deserves wide appraisal. I’m enjoying this Gene and Jerry joint album very much as well.

  3. Thank you for this!!

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