Spark Plug (album)

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Spark Plug
Studio album by Melvin Sparks
Released 1971
Recorded March 1 & 8, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 10016
Producer Bob Porter
Melvin Sparks chronology
Sparks!
(1970)
Spark Plug
(1971)
Akilah!
(1972)

Spark Plug is the second album by soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks which was recorded for the Prestige label in 1971.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating "It's more relaxed, funky, occasionally bluesy jazz with guitar and organ to the fore, very much of a piece with the Prestige soul-jazz "house" sound circa 1970".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Melvin Sparks except as indicated

  1. "Who's Gonna Take the Weight" (Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, Dennis Thomas, Richard Westfield) - 9:20
  2. "Spark Plug" - 8:50
  3. "Conjunction Mars" - 8:11
  4. "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 4:14
  5. "Dig Dis" - 6:45
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewwod Cliffs New Jersey on May 1 (track 1) and May 8 (tracks 2-5), 1971

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 22, 2013
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic listing accessed May 22, 2013.