- Title:A Song For The Children
- Style:Jazz-Funk, Soul, Funk
- Date of release:
- Size FLAC version1759 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1300 megabytes
- Size WMA version1433 megabytes
- Formats:XM FLAC VQF VOC APE WMA MIDI
When Lonnie Liston Smith was recording for Columbia in the late '70s and early '80s, he generally did a good job of balancing commercial and artistic considerations. Jazz's hard-liners denounced the pianist/keyboardist as a sellout, but even though his music had grown slicker and more commercial, it still had substance and integrity. 1979's Song for the Children is typical of Smith's albums from that period in that it is dominated by instrumental fusion and crossover but also contains a few outright R&B items. And while Donald Smith's charismatic singing is missed, Robinson proves to be a suitable replacement. Song for the Children isn't among Lonnie Liston Smith's essential albums, but it's decent and pleasing more often than not. Track Listing.
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Lonnie Liston Smith, Jr. (born December 28, 1940) is an American jazz, soul, and funk musician who played with such jazz artists as Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis before forming Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes, recording a number of albums widely regarded as classics in the fusion, smooth jazz and acid jazz genres
The album also adds the distinctive voice of Lonnie's brother Donald to the band for the first time. The title song to his adds a much stronger (and somewhat more identifiable) funk influence to it-with the drum breaks,deep bass line and phat wah-wah guitar taking center stage along with Smith's electric piano textures. On the vocal numbers "Beautiful Woman","Peaceful Ones" and the instrumental "Sais" the more cosmic end of the groove takes shape again on three wonderfully flowing numbers again strongly emphasizing the arrangements created with the dripping sound of Smith's phase echoed Fender Rhodes
This album has an average beat per minute of 122 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 119/126 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Transformation. 1. A Change for Peace (Give Peace a Change). A Song for the Children, Exotic Mysteries.