This is a funky soul album by the group "East Coast", released on drummer Bernard Purdie's short-lived label Encounter Records in 1973. This is clearly a live party band recorded pretty straight-up in the studio. Hammond B3 organ with full tremolo versus a distorted-wah-wah guitar anchor a heavy sound. A tough brass section pushes through, while Blackmon's drums are all cymbal crashes. 22-year-old Gwen Guthrie has a strong soulful voice, which she obviously needed over this sort of density.