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THE CRUSADERS <br> Scratch: Recorded Live at The Roxy <br> 1974 (MCA Records - Out of Print)

Details: MCA 37072, stereo, originally released 1974, reissue 1981.

Condition: Vinyl VG++, Jacket VG

Out of Print and Not Available as CD.

From the All Music Guide:
Recorded live at the Roxy, Scratch was one of the Crusaders' best recordings, an extravaganza of jazz and funk with great soloing from the group on top of a set of excellent grooves. From the loose-limbed funk of "Scratch" to a restless, understated version of their live standard "Eleanor Rigby" (which they'd been performing live for over six years), the Crusaders displayed a command of R&B forms in a jazz context. Another cover, Carole King's "So Far Away," is betrayed by a muddy '70s arrangement and sound, but nothing else here fails to illustrate the excellence of the best R&B group in the jazz world.

The tracks are:
1 Scratch 5:45
2 Eleanor Rigby 12:27
3 Hard Times 7:26
4 So Far Away 4:35
5 Way Back Home 8:41

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