Salongo

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Salongo
Salongo.jpg
Studio album by Ramsey Lewis
Released 1976 (1976)
Recorded 1976
Studio Wally Heider Recording, Burbank Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Producer Charles Stepney, Maurice White
Ramsey Lewis chronology
Don't It Feel Good
(1975)
Salongo
(1976)
Love Notes
(1977)

Salongo is an album by jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, which was released on Columbia Records in 1976. It continued Lewis's run of successful albums, with Maurice White, of Earth Wind & Fire, and former Chess Records producer Charles Stepney returning to contribute material and handle production duties.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

The album peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and No. 17 on the Black Albums chart.[3] The album title is a Zairian expression which means "We come together to create something beautiful out of love".[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Slick" Charles Stepney, Maurice White 6:22
2. "Aufu Oodu" Derf Reklaw-Raheem 4:51
3. "Rubato" George Gershwin, Charles Stepney 0:42
4. "Salongo" Byron Gregory 4:42
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Brazilica" Maurice White, Martin Yarbrough 7:16
6. "Nicole" Jon Lind 3:49
7. "Seventh Fold" Charles Stepney 7:54

[3][4]

Personnel[edit]

  • Jimmy Bryant - Clavinet
  • Steve Cobb - Drums, vocals
  • Byron Gregory - Acoustic and electric guitar
  • Ron Harris - Electric bass
  • Ramsey Lewis - Acoustic and electric piano
  • Derf Reklaw Raheem - Flute, percussion, vocals
  • Tang - Vocals

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[6]
US US
R&B
Jazz Albums
1976 Salongo 77 17 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[7]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1976 "Brazilica" 88

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r133723/review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 126. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ a b "Salongo - Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Salongo". discogs.com. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/salongo-mw0000711980/credits
  6. ^ "Ramsey Lewis US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  7. ^ "Ramsey Lewis US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14.