Salongo

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Salongo
Studio album by Ramsey Lewis
Released 1976
Recorded 1976 at Wally Heider Recording & The Burbank Studios Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Producer Charles Stepney, Maurice White
Ramsey Lewis chronology
Don't It Feel Good
(1975)
Salongo
(1976)
Love Notes
(1977)

Salongo is an album by jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, which was released on Columbia Records in 1976. It continued Lewis's run of successful albums, with Maurice White, of Earth Wind & Fire, and former Chess Records producer Charles Stepney returning to contribute material and handle production duties.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard Jazz Albums and #17 on the Black Albums chart.[2] The album title is a Zairian expression which means "We come together to create something beautiful out of love".[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Slick"   Charles Stepney, Maurice White 6:22
2. "Aufu Oodu"   Derf Reklaw-Raheem 4:51
3. "Rubato"   George Gershwin, Charles Stepney 0:42
4. "Salongo"   Byron Gregory 4:42
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Brazilica"   Maurice White, Martin Yarbrough 7:16
6. "Nicole"   Jon Lind 3:49
7. "Seventh Fold"   Charles Stepney 7:54

[2][3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Jimmy Bryant Singers - Clavinet
  • Jimmy Bryant - Clavinet
  • Steve Cobb - Drums, Vocals
  • Byron Gregory - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
  • Ron Harris - Electric Bass
  • Ramsey Lewis - Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
  • Don Myrick - Tenor Saxophone
  • Derf Reklaw-Raheem - Flute, Percussion, Vocals
  • Tang - Vocals
  • Maurice White - Drums, Timbales, Vocals
  • Verdine White - Bass, Vocals

Production[edit]

[2]

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
Jazz Albums
1976 Salongo 77 17 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1976 "Brazilica" 88

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r133723/review
  2. ^ a b c "Salongo - Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Salongo". discogs.com. Retrieved 7h June 2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Ramsey Lewis US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Ramsey Lewis US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14.