Sunday, 21 November 2010

Kenny Rankin



Kenny Rankin : Like a Seed.
1972

In the words of Dustygroove;

Indescribably beautiful work from Kenny Rankin – a jazzy blend of vocals and folk – delivered with a warm and soulful tone that's unlike anyone else! The whole thing's great – really very much its own spirit, and kind of a bright light after a host of doom and gloom late 60s folk-based singers in popular music. Of course, Kenny's still got something of a righteous feel, and lets his politics sneak out from time to time – but his overall sound is wonderfully redemptive, without being cloying in kind of a James Taylor sort of way. The instrumentation is great too – with just the right use of acoustic guitar in warm chromatic tones, plus nice touches on flute and saxes from Jim Horn, and gently groovy backings that never dampen Kenny's light. Titles include "Sometimes", "Peaceful", "Stringman", "You Are My Woman", "I Was Born", and "Yesterday's Lies".

20 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?ah2b46y6h2dsd5l

Wallofsound said...

Many thanks

taro nombei said...

wonderfully redemptive? warm chromatic tones? gently groovy backings? this I must hear...
thanks Katonah!

taro nombei said...

sorry that sounded sarcastic...
In fact I liked this quite a lot!
cheers...

Nando said...

jejejeje... good for Taro Nombei! I really love the tone, the colour and melodic things of Kenny Rankin, so thanks Katonah!

katonah said...

As the cover suggests, it's a grower

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

I love it,
thank you katonah.

Reza said...

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/mining-the-audio-motherlode/

katonah said...

Wow, high five that!
Thanks for that Reza, made my day.
Now, about those strata-east gems .....

Reza said...

Can never have enough vinyl !

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11076942@N02/5226358226/sizes/l/in/photostream/

taro nombei said...

hmmm, someone's been cornering the market!

katonah said...

Money is the route of all evil uncle Reza. Be true to your heart. Surely your soul would thank you and be cleansed if you gifted your fellow man? Or sorted him out with a nice little deal ... ;)

Reza said...

no heart, little soul, best get your top trades box out !
can think of one already ..

katonah said...

Which one? (this gonna hurt)

Reza said...

Same label, double, sealed ..
easily pick up another unlike one of these babies :)

Reza said...

http://www.popsike.com/ENSEMBLE-ALSALAAM-The-Sojourner-Strata-East-Jazz-Funk/290445356699.html

and its not even sealed !

pollux said...

beautiful, thanks

Tasty Grooves said...

Got to love Kenny. Didn't know about this one. Thank you very much.

paulrou said...

'Like a seed' kills it - thank you, Katonah

patty meagher said...

how did he not get more interest? michael buble gets a ton of interest, and so many do not know kenney. i don't get it. his voice was out of this world.