Walk Alone

The subject of Music From Memory’s latest compilation release is the elusive and mysterious Philadelphian musician Napoleon Cherry (aka Cool Waters). Oddball funk biz TIP! In the late 80’s and early 90’s Cherry privately released two LP’s and an EP which form the basis of this retrospective, alongside an unreleased cut ‘When You Had The Chance’ which was recently released on 12” in collaboration with US label PPU.
Recorded with a very DIY aesthetic and a strong presence of gospel and RnB, Cherry’s unique take on soul and funk music, reflect a rawness that stands in contrast to the slick, over-produced soul of that era. With appearances by jazz musicians such as the late celebrated saxophonist Byard Lancaster, who coincidentally played with MFM’s previous compilation subject Vito Ricci, Napoleon’s music seems to defy any clear categorisation.
From cocktail jazz funk to intergalactic synth workouts to melancholy bedroom soul, Napoleon’s use of synths and drum computers, though perhaps unknowingly, also seem to strongly echo elements of early house music.

Item détails
Artist : Napoleon Cherry
Title : Walk Alone
Label : Music From Memory
Réf. label : MFM 007
Genre : Funk
Country : Netherlands
Year : 2015
Format : LP
Origine : Original
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : SEALED
Second hand : Non
Price : 20,00 EUR
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Side 1
1. Clap Your Hands
2. No Need For Us To Explain
3. Rejuvenation
4. Stay With Me
5. When You Had The Chance
Side 2
1. Know I'm Not The One
2. Believe It Or Not
3. Don't Hide
4. Walk Alone
5. I've Been Waiting

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