media.gsi-baltikum
» » Graham Central Station - Graham Central Station
Graham Central Station - Graham Central Station album

Graham Central Station - Graham Central Station album

  • Performer: Graham Central Station
  • Genre: Rock / Soulful music / Pop
  • Title: Graham Central Station
  • Released: 1974
  • Style: Funk, Soul, Ballad, Psychedelic
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1327 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1845 mb
  • Other: DTS FLAC TTA VOC ASF AUD TTA
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 572

Description

All songs written by Larry Graham except where indicated We've Been Waiting - (Jerry Weaver, Poesie Knight) 0:00 It Ain't No Fun To Me - (Al Green) 0:58.

All songs written by Larry Graham except where indicated We've Been Waiting - (Jerry Weaver, Poesie Knight) It Ain't No Fun To Me - (Al Green) Hair 4:55 W. .

Listen to music from Graham Central Station like Hair, The Jam & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Graham Central Station.

Graham Central Station is the self-titled debut album by former Sly and the Family Stone bass player Larry Graham's new band, "Graham Central Station". In late 1972, Larry Graham quit Sly and the Family Stone because of tension between Larry and group leader Sly Stone. After agreeing to produce a band named Hot Chocolate (not to be confused with British pop band Hot Chocolate), he decided to join the band and renamed them Graham Central Station in 1973.

Graham Central Station (album). Graham Central Station is the self-titled debut album by former Sly and the Family Stone bass player Larry Graham's new band, "Graham Central Station".

However, Graham Central Station gives Graham's bass work a more upfront role in the sound and adds further layers of rhythms with drum machines and rhythmic-sounding keyboards like the clavinet. The result is a disc that is equal parts pop-soul ("Ain't No Fun to Me") and funk ("We Be Gettin' Down"). The blend isn't as seamless as one might hope, which means some songs are stronger on groove then they are on melody: "Tell Me What It Is" has a great groove built on a seamless mix of thumping bass and throbbing drum machine, but lacks the melodic. In short, casual listeners may want to pick up this album's highlights on a compilation, but funk lovers will find plenty to enjoy on Graham Central Station. Graham Central Station. Studio album by.

More albums from Graham Central Station: Live In London by Graham Central Station. Ain’t No ‘Bout-A-Doubt It by Graham Central Station. Raise Up by Graham Central Station. Release Yourself by Graham Central Station. Mirror by Graham Central Station. My Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me by Graham Central Station. GCS2000 by Graham Central Station. Live In Japan ’92 by Graham Central Station. View all albums .

Graham Central Station’ starts off less than spectacularly, however, with Larry and co. plagiarizing soulman Frederick Knight’s I’ve Been Lonely for So Long for the goofy intro We’ve Been Waiting. But things soon get much better. They take on smooth soul balladeer Al Green’s Ain’t No Fun to Me and completely transform it, turning the obscure Hi Records B-side into a tarantual funk-rock monster.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 We've Been Waiting
Vocals – David "Dynamite" Vega*, Hershall "Happiness" Kennedy*, Larry Graham, Patryce "Chocolate" Banks*, Robert "Butch" Sam*, Willie "Wild" Sparks*
0:57
A2 It Ain't No Fun To Me
Backing Vocals, Clavinet, Trumpet – Hershall Happiness*Backing Vocals, Performer [Electric Funk Box] – Chocolate Backing Vocals, Piano, Organ – Butch*Drums – Willie Wild*Guitar – David Dynamite*Lead Vocals, Bass – Larry GrahamTenor Saxophone – P. Caboose
5:11
A3 Hair
Backing Vocals, Clavinet, Trumpet – Hershall Happiness*Backing Vocals, Organ – Butch*Backing Vocals, Performer [Electric Funk Box] – Chocolate Drums – Willie Wild*Guitar – David Dynamite*Lead Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Bass [Fuzz] – Larry GrahamTenor Saxophone – P. Caboose
4:55
A4 We Be's Gettin' Down
Backing Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Clavinet, Organ – Larry GrahamDrums – Willie Wild*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Chocolate Percussion – Milt Holland
4:43
A5 Tell Me What It Is
Bass, Drums, Percussion – Larry GrahamGuitar – Freddie StoneVocals – Chocolate , Larry Graham, Lenny Williams
4:56
B1 Can You Handle It?
Backing Vocals, Organ – Butch*Backing Vocals, Performer [Electric Funk Box] – Chocolate Clavinet, Trumpet – Hershall Happiness*Drums – Willie Wild*Guitar, Lead Guitar – David Dynamite*Lead Vocals, Bass, Guitar – Larry GrahamTenor Saxophone – P. Caboose
5:10
B2 People
Backing Vocals, Clavinet, Trumpet – Hershall Happiness*Backing Vocals, Organ – Butch*Backing Vocals, Performer [Electric Funk Box] – Chocolate Drums – Willie Wild*Guitar – David Dynamite*Tenor Saxophone – P. CabooseVocals, Bass, Bass [Fuzz] – Larry Graham
4:31
B3 Why?
Bass, Clavinet, Piano, Drums – Larry GrahamGuitar – David Dynamite*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Performer [Electric Funk Box] – Chocolate Organ – Hershall Happiness*
3:37
B4 Ghetto
Organ – Butch*Vocals – Chocolate , Lenny WilliamsVocals, Bass, Clavinet, Piano, Drums – Larry Graham
4:23

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Distributed By – WEA Musik GmbH

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – Larry Graham
  • Arranged By [String Arrangements] – Clarence McDonald
  • Coordinator [Production Coordination] – Trudy Portch
  • Design [Cover] – Mike Salisbury
  • Engineer – Donn Landee, Mallory Earl, Steve Barncard*, Tom Flye
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Steve Jarvis*, Tom Anderson
  • Mixed By – Lee Herschberg, Tom Flye
  • Photography By – Herb Greene
  • Producer – Larry Graham, Russ Titelman

Notes

Recorded at Wally Heider, San Francisco; the Record Plant, Sausalito; and Warner Bros. Studios, N. Hollywood.

Made in Germany (on back cover + labels)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Very similar to: Graham Central Station, with the "That´s Soul 74" logo on front cover, but with a bit different Category on labels + back cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Etched): WEA BS-2763 40689-1A Ⓡ Manufactured in Germany (stamped)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, Etched): WEA BS-2763 40690 RE1 /A Manufactured in Germany (stamped)
  • Matrix / Runout (On Label, Side A): (S 40,689 A)
  • Barcode (On Label, Side B): (S 40,690 B)
  • Rights Society (On Labels, boxed): GEMA
  • Other (33 ⅓ RPM; on a Triangel, twisted): 33
  • Price Code: Ⓩ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BS 2763 Graham Central Station Graham Central Station ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Warner Bros. Records BS 2763 US 1974
2763-2 Graham Central Station Graham Central Station ‎(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2763-2 US Unknown
K 446286 Graham Central Station Graham Central Station ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 446286 UK 1974
576 Graham Central Station Graham Central Station ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 576 Turkey 1974
WB 46 286, BS 2763 Graham Central Station Graham Central Station ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 46 286, BS 2763 Germany 1974

Video