|Studio album by|
Ter Mar Studios, Chicago
|Dorothy Ashby chronology|
Ron Wynn, in his review for Allmusic, calls the album "the best and most complete album done by jazz harpist (a rare style) Dorothy Ashby... She turned the harp into a lead instrument, and offered solos that were as tough and memorable as those done by any reed, brass, or percussion player.
A reviewer of Dusty Groove mentioned "One of the grooviest records ever – a sublime blend of African percussion, soulful orchestrations, and Dorothy Ashby's amazing electric harp! By the time of this landmark album, Dorothy had been knocking around the jazz world for a number of years, but it wasn't until she hooked up with Richard Evans at Cadet Records that her sound really began to cook – breaking down genres and expectations in the trademark style of the best late 60s sides from the Chicago underground. The record's got a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and a heck of a lot of soul – and the setting works perfectly for Dorothy's harp, giving it a lot more room to work around than some of her smaller jazz combo albums".
All compositions by Dorothy Ashby except as indicated
- "Soul Vibrations" (Richard Evans) - 3:22
- "Games" - 3:57
- "Action Line" - 3:43
- "Lonely Girl" (Redd Evans, Neal Hefti, Jay Livingston) - 3:15
- "Life Has Its Trials" - 4:31
- "Afro-Harping" (Dorothy Ashby, Phil Upchurch) - 3:01
- "Little Sunflower" (Freddie Hubbard) - 3:47
- "Valley of the Dolls" (André Previn, Dory Previn) - 3:35
- "Come Live With Me" (Russ Carlyle, Mike Caranda, Ivan Washabaugh) - 2:39
- "The Look of Love" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 4:06