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Sunday, July 22, 2007
Ronnie Foster - The Two Headed Freap

Some of you will probably remember that great Grant Green album, Alive!. The version of "Sookie Sookie" from Alive! is probably the most recognisable one, after Don Covay's original. Ronnie Foster is the organist in Alive! and provided one of the most memorable hammond organ solos in "Sookie Sookie".
The Two Headed Freap is Ronnie Foster's greatest album to date, full of energy and sheer virtuosity, as tracks such as "Chunky" and "Kentucky Fried Chicken" witness. Many of you will recognise "Mystic Brew" whose main riff was sampled by A Tribe Called Quest. Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" is also included, covered in a soulful way.
The Two Headed Freap (does anybody know what Freap stands for?) is one of Blue Note's best albums to date.
Just listen to the organ solo in the opening track, "Chunky". Amazing!!!


01. Chunky
02. Drowning in the Sea of Love
03. Two-Headed Freap
04. Summer Song
05. Let's Stay Together
06. Don't Knock My Love
07. Mystic Brew
08. Kentucky Fried Chicken


Ronnie Foster - Organ
Arthur Jenkins - Congas
Gene Bertoncini - Guitar
George Devens - Percussion, Vibraphone
George Duvivier - Bass
Jimmy Johnson Jr. - Drums
Rudy Van Gelder - Engineer


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  • At August 8, 2007 at 12:39 PM, Blogger RFX

    Two-Headed Freap means a Freak but I wanted to be different so that's what Freap means.As far as the song goes it has two melodies thus it is called Two-Headed Freap. In jazz there is a term called The head which means the melody of the song.
    Thanx Ronnie Foster  
  • At August 9, 2007 at 3:58 AM, Blogger Nada

    It's quite hard for me to believe that the real Ronnie Foster commented in my blog!

    Yet, if you indeed are Ronnie Foster, what can I say, your music is one of the most pleasant things I've heard in my life!

    Many thanks for the detailed explanation, too!