In 1974 Tarika Blue were signed to New York jazz label, Chiaroscuro Records, founded by Hank O’Neal. Their first album, ‘The Blue Path’ was all instrumental but the eponymous follow-up featured some fine vocal performances from Irene Datcher and Dolores Smith on tracks like the jazz funk burner ‘Truth is the Key’ and the joyously uplifting ‘Love it’. The dance floor is well catered for on the album with ‘Charlie’, a solid disco workout and ‘Things Spring’ featuring a soaring soprano from Justo Almario.
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A short-lived New York-based ensemble led by keyboardist Phil Clendennin, Tarika Blue released two recordings in the late '70s that blended silky jazz fusion sensibilities and the mellow soul sound of the day that's now considered old-school. Vocalist Erykah Badu rekindled interest in the group by using, without permission, its laid-back tune "Dreamflower" as the background for her platinum hit, "Didn't Cha Know," which went on to be nominated for R&B song of the year in 2001.
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Listen to music from Tarika Blue like Dreamflower, Truth Is the Key & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Tarika Blue. In 1976 and 1977 Hank O’Neal produced two LPs by an exceptional young band called Tarika Blue. The leader was a fine pianist/keyboard artist named Phil Clendeninn.
Artists: James Mason & Ryo Kawasaki, guitar. James Mason & Ryo Kawasaki, guitar, Irene datcher, vocal, Melvin Speller, percussion. Justo Almario, soprano saxophone, Ryo Kawasaki, guitar, Melvin Speller, percussion. Marvin Blackman, saxophones, Ryo Kawasaki, guitar, Brady Speller, percussion. Phil Clendeninn, keyboards, Barry Coleman, bass, Kevin Atkins, drums. Ryo Kawasaki, guitar, Irene Datcher, vocal. Tracks count: 14. Views: 13. Tarika Blue, Justo Almario, soprano saxophone, James Mason, guitar, Irene datcher, vocal, Phil Clendeninn, keyboards, Barry Coleman, bass, Kevin Atkins, drums - Love It 03:55. Tarika Blue, Phil Clendeninn, keyboards, Barry Coleman, bass, Kevin Atkins, drums, James Mason & Ryo Kawasaki, guitar, Irene datcher, vocal, Melvin Speller, percussion - You'll Be With Me 07:10.
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In 1974 Tarika Blue were signed to New York jazz label, Chiaroscuro Records, founded by producer Hank O'Neal. Their first album, The Blue Path, was all instrumental of soaring jazz funk, a finely crafted weapon in the armory of any self-respecting DJ or collector of jazz and funk
|2||Truth Is The Key||6:47|
|5||You'll Be With Me||7:07|
|6||My Love Is So Free||5:27|
|13||Sun Thru Winter||6:34|
- Copyright (c) – Chiaroscuro Records
- Bass – Barry Coleman
- Congas – Bradie Speller, Melvin Speller
- Drums – Kevin Atkins
- English Horn – Fred Miller
- Guitar – James Mason, Ryo Kawasaki
- Piano, Keyboards [Fender Rhodes, Arp Odyssesy] – Philip Clendeninn*
- Producer – Hank O'Neal, Tarika Blue
- Saxophone [Soprano] – Justo Almario
- Vocals – Irene Datcher
Total running time: 75:22
Compiles their two LPs: The Blue Path and Tarika Blue but without "Out of This World" from "The Blue Path"
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- Barcode (Scanned): 091454100125