A Blow for Me, a Toot to You
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|A Blow For Me, a Toot to You|
|Studio album by Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns|
|Recorded||1977 at United Sound Studio, Detroit, Michigan
Hollywood Sound Studio, Hollywood, California
|Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns chronology|
The album contains heavy participation by the P-Funk musical collective, including Garry Shider, Michael Hampton, and Jerome Brailey. The album also contains the heavily sampled track "Four Play" which, due to its title, prevented the track from garnering airplay when it was released as a single.
The album was produced by George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, and was reissued in 1993, first by P-Vine records in Japan, then by Sequel Records in the UK, and lastly AEM in the U.S.. The reissue contains two new remixes of the tracks "Four Play" and "A Blow for Me, a Toot to You", as well as an interview with George Clinton discussing the recording's background. Years later[when?], WEA released both Horny Horns albums on a two-CD set, in the UK.
- "Up for the Down Stroke" (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Fuzzy Haskins) (released as single ST-A-33756) – 9:10
- "A Blow for Me, a Toot to You" (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley) – 7:20
- "When In Doubt: Vamp" (George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bernie Worrell) – 4:21
- "Between Two Sheets" (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker) – 6:50
- "Four Play" (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Glenn Goins) (released as single ST-3408, then later withdrawn) – 8:03
- "Peace Fugue" (Fred Wesley) – 6:00
Bonus tracks on the CD reissue
- "A Blow for Me, a Toot to You" (New Remix)
- "Four Play" (New Remix)
- Interview (with George Clinton)
- Horns: Fred Wesley (trombone), Maceo Parker (saxophone), Rick Gardner (trumpet), Richard Griffith (trumpet)
- Additional horns: the Brecker Brothers
- Drums: Jerome Brailey, Frank Waddy, Bootsy Collins
- Guitars: Glenn Goins, Garry Shider, Michael Hampton, Bootsy Collins, Phelps Collins
- Bass: Bootsy Collins
- Keyboards: Bernie Worrell
- Vocals: Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Richard Griffith, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Gary Cooper, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva, Taka Khan, Bernie Worrell, Phelps Collins, Randy Crawford, Robert Johnson
|Billboard Pop Albums||181|
|Billboard Top Soul Albums||31|
|1977||"Up For The Down Stroke"||93|
Samples and covers
- Raw Fusion sampled "Peace Fugue" on their song "Freaky Note", on their album Hoochiefied Funk (1994).
- Nas sampled "Peace Fugue" on his song "Life We Chose", on his album Nastradamus (1999).
- Henderson, Alex. Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns: A Blow For Me, A Toot To You > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
- "Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- "Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves-Rhino Records 2006