Natural High (Bloodstone album)

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Natural High
Natural High Bloodstone.jpg
Studio album by Bloodstone
Released 1973
Recorded July 1972
The Village Recorder, Los Angeles
Genre Soul, funk
Length 40:50 original LP
Label London Records
Producer Mike Vernon
Bloodstone chronology
Bloodstone
(1972)
Natural High
(1973)
Unreal
(1974)

Natural High is the second album by soul group Bloodstone. It was reissued on CD in 1996 with several bonus tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Recording in the summer of 1972 and released in 1973, this album would chart number two on the Soul Album Charts, led by single "Natural High," which charted at number four on the Soul Singles chart and number ten on the Pop chart. The song was later used by Quentin Tarantino on the soundtrack for his movie Jackie Brown.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Know We've Learned" - (Willis Draffen Jr.) - 4:12
  2. "Who Has the Last Laugh Now" - (Charles McCormick) - 5:36
  3. "Peter's Jones" - (Larry Durham, Roger Durham) - 4:12
  4. "That's the Way We Make Our Music" - (Eddie Summers) - 3:15
  5. "Bo Diddley/Diddley Daddy" - (Ellis McDaniel) - 3:37
  6. "Natural High" (McCormick) - 4:53
  7. "I Need Your Love" - (McCormick) - 1:10
  8. "Tell It to My Face" - (Charles Love) - 3:15
  9. "Ran It in the Ground" - (Love) - 4:52
  10. "Never Let You Go" - (Harry Williams) - 5:37

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Girl (You Look So Fine)" - 2:38
  2. "Judy, Judy" - 2:44
  3. "Sadie Mae" - 3:02
  4. "Take These Chains" - 2:55
  5. "You Don't Mean Nothin'" - 3:39
  6. "Little Green Apples" - 9:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Charles McCormick - Bass, Vocals
  • Charles Love, Willis Draffen Jr. - Guitar, Vocals
  • Melvin Webb - Drums, Congas, Timbales
  • Roger Durham, Harry Williams - Percussion, Vocals
  • Hense Powell - Piano, Electric Piano, Organ
  • Eddie Summers - Drums, Vibraphone, Piano, Congas, Vocals
  • Gordon Dewitte - Organ
  • Mike Vernon - Glockenspiel, Castanets, Bells (Tubular Bells)
  • Richard L. Mackey, Arthur N. Maebe - French Horn
  • Jacqueline Lustgarten, Raymond L. Kelley - Cello
  • Gene Cipriano - Cor Anglais
  • Dan Neufeld, Nathan Kaproff - Viola
  • Carla Spencer, Erno Neufeld, Paul C. Shure, Samuel Boghossian - Violin
  • Pip Williams - Arranger, Conductor

Charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 30
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
Pop
US
Soul
1973 "Natural High" 10 4
"Never Let You Go" 43 7
1974 "Outside Woman" 34 2

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Bloodstone: Natural High > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Bloodstone US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Bloodstone US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12.