The Two Headed Freap
|The Two Headed Freap|
|Studio album by Ronnie Foster|
|Recorded||January 20 & 21, 1972 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey|
|Label||Blue Note Records|
|Producer||Dr. George Butler|
|Ronnie Foster chronology|
The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Everything on Two Headed Freap is about glitzy groove -- it sounds cinematic, colorful, and funky. It's true that there is little real improvisation here and the songs all have a similar groove, but it's worked well, and the music is ultimately appealing to fans of this genre. Jazz purists -- even soul-jazz purists -- will likely find this music a little monotonous and commercial, but fans of early-'70s funk from Sly Stone to Herbie Hancock will find something of interest here".
All songs written and composed by Ronnie Foster except as noted.
|2.||"Drowning in the Sea of Love"||Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff||4:00|
|3.||"The Two-Headed Freap"||4:19|
|5.||"Let's Stay Together"||Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell||4:50|
|6.||"Don't Knock My Love"||Wilson Pickett, Brad Shapiro||4:30|
|8.||"Kentucky Fried Chicken"||5:00|
- Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on January 20 (tracks 2 & 5-7) and January 21 (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 8), 1972.
- Ronnie Foster - organ
- Eugene Bianco - harp
- George Devens - vibes, cabasa, shaker, cowbell
- Gene Bertoncini - guitar
- George Duvivier - bass
- Gordon Edwards - electric bass
- Jimmy Johnson - drums
- Arthur Jenkins - conga
- Wade Marcus - arranger
Samples & Covers
- 1993 - A Tribe Called Quest sampled "Mystic Brew" on their song "Electric Relaxation" on their 1993 album Midnight Marauders.
- 2003 - Freeway sampled "Mystic Brew" on his song "Alright" with Allen Anthony on his 2003 album Philadelphia Freeway.
- 2003 - Madlib sampled "Mystic Brew" on his song "Mystic Bounce" on his 2003 Blue Note Records remixes album Shades of Blue.
- 2009 - Vijay Iyer covered "Mystic Brew" on his 2009 album Historicity.
- 2011 - Childish Gambino sampled "Mystic Brew" on his song "Girls Look Better" as a bonus track on his 2011 compilation mixtape "I Do Not Talk".
- 2012 - Jeremih sampled "Mystic Brew" on his song "Keep It Moving" with Marcus Fresh on his 2012 mixtape Late Nights with Jeremih.
- 2013 - J.Cole sampled "Mystic Brew" on his song "Forbidden Fruit" with Kendrick Lamar on his 2013 album Born Sinner.