- Your mama don’t dance
- Mainstream Records
As the last one of the ten albums Charles Kynard did, Your mama don’t dance is clearly the most funky. It’s an all instrumental album that starts and ends with a Stevie Wonder cover. The musicians on this album are basically the who’s who of the funky jazzers; On bass there’s Chuck Rainey that we know from the co-operation with Jiro Inagaki on the great Blockbuster album. On drums there’s two really funky jazz drummers - Paul Humphrey and Ray Pounds. The cover doesn’t say who plays on which track though. There’s also Arthur Adams on guitar and of course Charles Kynard on Hammond B3 organ.
First up on the album is a nice jazzfunk take of the big Stevie Wonder hit “Superstition” that starts off with a basic superstition-break and continues as a mid-tempo organ groover. The last song instead is a mellow take of the Wonder song “You’ve got it bad girl”. Generally the songs on this album are nice down-tempo or mid-tempo jazzfunk numbers like “Your mama don’t dance”, Momma jive”, “Summer Breeze” and the melacholic War-cover “The world is a ghetto”. Best tracks on this one however are the jazzfunk groover “Zambesi” and the magnificent version of the Sir Joe Quarterman hit “I got so much trouble”. This is not exactly a rare one, should be quite easy to get.
The world is a ghetto
I got so much trouble