The Two Headed Freap

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The Two Headed Freap
Studio album by Ronnie Foster
Released 1972
Recorded January 20 & 21, 1972 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 37:02
Label Blue Note Records
Producer Dr. George Butler
Ronnie Foster chronology
The Two Headed Freap
(1972)
Sweet Revival
(1972)

The Two Headed Freap is the debut album by American organist Ronnie Foster recorded in 1972 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

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".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ronnie Foster except as noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chunky"     4:50
2. "Drowning in the Sea of Love"   Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 4:00
3. "The Two-Headed Freap"     4:19
4. "Summer Song"     5:20
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
7. "Mystic Brew"     4:13
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.

Personnel[edit]

Samples & Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 2, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2010

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