terça-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2016

Creation - Creation 1974

This collection’s tentative claim to fame probably rests with the fact it was an early release by Leon Patillo. Patillo went on to a mid-’70s stint with Santana and then fame as a Christian singer and (now) evangelist.

Formed in the late 1960s, and original known as Leon’s Creation (shortened to Creation), started out as an eight piece funky outfit that seemed to owe more than a little to Sly & the Family Stone.

Released in 1974, “Creation” found the band working with producers  Jimmy Douglass and band bassist Jimmie Calhoun.  Mostly penned by Patillo and keyboard player Lenny Lee Goldsmth, the album featured all original material.  Musically the overall feel was somewhere between Sly-styled  funk (‘Facts‘) and a bus load of clean cut, young evangelists (‘Joy‘). Thanks to FunkMySoul.

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