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                         Herbie Mann - Waterbed (1975)
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Type.................: Music
Platform.............: any
Compression Format...: RAR
File Validation......: SFV


Audio Format.........: Lossless
Ripper...............: N/A - Lossless webstream rip from CD quality feed
Encoder..............: 32 bit floating point .wav -> 24 bit .wav> .flac files
Hz...................: 48,000
Channels.............: Stereo
Source...............: Tidal Music Service


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Posted to............: a.b.sounds.lossless.jazz
News Server..........: Supernews
Posted on............: 2/13/2021

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Here's an old Herbie Mann release you'll probably never find to download again. 
This old thing sounds pretty dated. I'm talking super-wide bell bottom dated.  
Critics hated it because it pandered to the incoming disco trend.  Fans loved 
it, however.  I think it's a fun retro outing if nothing else.

This is another one of those lossless audio stream rips from a Tidal music 
service subscription of mine.  The stream was HDCD quality, according to Tidal 
service.  Rip was done using an Asus Xonar DG sound card.  Wave editor was Cool 
Edit Pro using 48kbs, floating 32 bit settings.  In order to convert the .wavs 
to .flac I had to downgrade them to 24 bit settings.  Not sure why that is an 
issue with my .flac encoder on DbPowerAmp, but maybe it's the floating point 
thing.  I'm not a techno whiz kid by any means.

No other alterations were performed, other than what follows. 

I totally silenced any system noise between tracks with the editor.  The track 
timings will be fairly close to match what's posted below, but they are by no 
means perfect.  Since this is a rip from an audio stream (and not a CD), no 
.cue or .log files are available.  Because of this, it is probably not a 
release a hard core collector will want in their library.  Certainly good 
enough for the average listener, though.  Tracks are tagged and I have info in 
the comments section about the source and .wav gathering, just to keep the 
digital gene pool organized.  If possible I'll try to include some artwork with 
it.

I don't think this release has been posted in the group in a very long time, 
maybe never.  This is the original version of the LP and it doesn't have any 
bonus tracks.

ps: I usually am not great about replying to re: posts in the group.  Not to be 
an ass or anything, but I'm usually off doing other stuff and don't lurk the 
groups nearly as much as I used to.  However, I do try to pad the releases with 
plenty of .pars to help them survive in the wild.  These rips are just my way 
of paying it forward to the group after years and years of leeching.  Hope you 
enjoy it if you grab it.  - mm

Here's the Wiki:

Released	1975
Recorded	1975
Atlantic Recording Studios and Media Sound Studio, NYC
Genre	Jazz
Length	37:26
Label	Atlantic SD 1676
Producer	Herbie Mann

Reception
Professional ratingsReview scores
Source	Rating
Allmusic	2/5 stars

The Allmusic site awarded the album 2 stars stating: "Many jazz critics hated 
commercial Mann LPs like Discotheque and Waterbed with a passion, and saw them 
as examples of a gifted virtuoso dumbing his music down in order to sell more 
records. But young soul and funk lovers were digging Mann and didn't understand 
why jazz snobs had it in for him. ...Waterbed is a vocal-oriented soul/funk 
project first and foremost. In fact, it's one of the strongest commercial 
albums he recorded ...worth trying to find if you're a fan of 1970s soul/funk".
Track listing

    "Waterbed" (Melvin Barton, Walter Chiles) - 3:49
    "Deus Xango" (Astor Piazzolla) - 4:34
    "Violet Don't Be Blue" (Pat Kirby, Pat Rebillot) - 5:08
    "I Got a Woman" (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) - 3:48
    "Comin' Home Baby" (Ben Tucker, Bob Dorough) - 5:33
    "Paradise Music" (Herbie Mann) - 4:55
    "Bang! Bang!" (Joe Cuba, Jimmy Sabater) - 4:50
    "Body Oil" (Mann) - 4:49

Personnel

    Herbie Mann - flute
    David Newman - tenor saxophone (tracks 1 & 7)
    Pat Rebillot - keyboards
    Jerry Friedman, Bob Mann (tracks 2-4 & 8), Hugh McCracken (tracks 2-4 & 8), 
Jeff Mironov (tracks 1 & 5-7) - guitar
    Will Lee (tracks 1 & 5-7), Tony Levin (tracks 2-4 & 8) - bass
    Steve Gadd (tracks 1-4 & 6-8), Allan Schwartzberg (track 5), Darryl 
Washington (track 5) - drums
    Ray Barretto, Armen Halburian, Ralph MacDonald, Ray Mantilla - percussion 
(tracks 2-4 & 8)
    Anahid Ajemian, Matthew Raimondi - violin (tracks 3-6 & 8)
    Jean Dane - viola (tracks 3-6 & 8)
    Michael Rudiakov - cello (tracks 3-6 & 8)
    The Hijackers: Cissy Houston, Sylvia Shemwell, Eunice Peterson - vocals




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