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                     Herbie Mann - Memphis Two-Step (1971)
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Type.................: Music
Platform.............: any
Compression Format...: RAR
File Validation......: SFV


Audio Format.........: Lossless
Ripper...............: N/A - lossless webstream rip
Encoder..............: .wav > .flac files
Hz...................: 48,000
Channels.............: Stereo
Source...............: Tidal Music Service


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Posted on............: 2/14/2021

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Another old Herbie Mann release from Tidal streaming service.  They seem to 
have a very healthy back catalog of Herbie's stuff.  Maybe I'll do several.

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 point 32 bit settings.  In order to convert the 
.wavs to .flac I had to downgrade them to 24 bit wav files.  Still not sure why 
on that,  but the FLAC encoder doesn't like floating point 32 bit files.  No 
other alterations were performed, other than what follows. 

I totally silenced any system noise between tracks with the editor.  Tracks 5 
and 6 (Guinnevere, Acapulco Rain) are in fact a medley of sorts with some 
ambient rainfall noise separating the two.  I chose to leave the two selections 
in tact as one continuous file, so it sounds like it was intended.  You can get 
creative with a wave editor and change that if you need to.  The other 
selections on this seem to have short gaps between them.   If you're the type 
who likes to burn everything to CD, I'd probably do it without the 2 second gap 
and it'll sound more as it was intended.

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 not a certified release a hard core 
collector would probably 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.

As with a lot of Mann's work, it catered to whatever period he was playing in.  
Not always a recipe for instant acclaim.  But you can't deny he was skilled at 
his craft and harbored good musicians around him, both live and in the studio.  
Here's the Wiki:

 
Released	1971
Recorded	September 1970 - November 1970
Genre	Soul jazz
Label	Embryo Records
Producer	Herbie Mann

Memphis Two-Step is a 1971 album by jazz flutist Herbie Mann. It was released 
on Mann's Embryo Records label, and distributed by Cotillion Records, a 
division of Atlantic Records.

Track listing

    "Soul Man" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) (4:49)
    "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (J. R. Robertson )(5:25)
    "Memphis Two-Step" (Don Sebesky) (6:27)
    "Down on the Corner" (John Fogerty) (5:50)
    "Guinnevere" (David Crosby) (8:00)
    "Acapulco Rain" (Mann) (7:54)
    "Kabuki Rock" (William S. Fischer) (5:30)

Personnel

    Herbie Mann - flute, producer
        Tracks 1, 2:
    Melvin Lastie and Ike Williams - flugelhorns and trumpets (#1,2)
    George Bohanon - trombone and baritone horn
    Al Vescovo - guitar
    John Barnes - drums
    Darrel Clayborn - bass
    Richard Waters - drums
        Track 3:
    Roy Ayers - vibes
    Larry Coryell and Reggie Young - guitars
    Bobby Emmons - organ
    Bobby Wood - electric piano
    Mike Leach - Fender bass
    Gene Chrisman - drums
        Remaining tracks:
    Eric Weissberg, Sonny Sharrock and Charlie Brown - guitars
    Miroslav VitouÜ - bass
    Bruno Carr - drums
    Carlos "Patato" Valdes - conga (track 4)
    Richie Resnicoff - guitar (replacing Charlie Brown on tracks 6, 7)
    Ron Carter - bass (tracks 6, 7)
    Eddie Simon - rainmaker (track 6)
    Album photography - Katsuji Abe
    Album design - Haig Adishian

Production

    Tracks 1, 2 recorded at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
    Track 3 recorded at American Sound Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, engineered 
by Tom Dowd
    All other selections recorded at A&R Studios, New York City

The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, #41 on the Billboard 
R&B Album chart, and #137 on the Billboard 200. "Memphis Two-Step" and "Soul 
Man" were released as a single. 



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