Dust Yourself Off/Accept No Substitutes

Dust Yourself Off/Accept No Substitutes

by PleasurePleasure


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At the more R&B-friendly vinyl conventions, one of the ways that funk addicts try to gauge who is truly hip is to find out how much he/she knows about Pleasure. Anyone with even a casual interest in '70s funk knows about Parliament/Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, and the Ohio Players -- the people who are hip to Pleasure tend to be the sort of listeners who look beneath the surface and are downright obsessed with the funk and soul of that era. And for the serious funk connoisseur, the arrival of this reissue in 2002 was a blessed event. That year, Fantasy reissued Pleasure's first two albums (1975's Dust Yourself Off and 1976's Accept No Substitutes) back to back on this 76-minute CD. In the U.S., the original LP versions of those albums had been out of print for a long time, and it was great to see them back in print. Both albums were produced by Wayne Henderson, which makes perfect sense because -- like the members of Pleasure -- the former Crusaders trombonist holds both jazz and funk/soul in high regard. Both of these albums called for a producer who felt that way; although Pleasure didn't pretend to be Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, it did bring jazz elements to its funk/soul foundation. And the jazz influence is all over this CD; one hears jazz overtones on funk smokers like "Bouncy Lady" and "Pleasure for Your Pleasure," as well as on relaxed quiet storm fare such as "My Love" and "The Love of My Life." Although Fantasy's 1993 release The Greatest of Pleasure is the best place for novices to get started, this reissue is enthusiastically recommended to funk and soul addicts who want to hear more than just the basics.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2002
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218247320
catalogNumber: 24773

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pleasure   Primary Artist
Joe Sample   Piano,Clavinet,ARP,fender rhodes
Dennis Springer   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bruce Carter   Drums
Donald Hepburn   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michael Hepburn   Electric Piano
Angela Johnson   Background Vocals
Sylvia Nabors   Background Vocals
Jerry Peters   Electric Piano,Clavinet
Nathaniel Phillips   Electric Bass,Background Vocals
Sherman Davis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dan Brewster   Trombone,Background Vocals
Marlon "The Magician" McClain   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Wayne Henderson   Producer
Oscar Brashear   Horn Arrangements
Byron F. Clark   Remixing
F. Byron Clark   Engineer,Remixing
Michael Hepburn   String Ensemble
Eddie Bill Harris   Engineer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Dick Bogle   Liner Notes

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