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Fat Albert Rotunda Herbie Hancock Warner Brothers K46039, 1974
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Taken from Bill Cosby's TV series, this album is superb from start to finish. Similar in feel (although more hip jazzy) to The Adventurers rescore by Quincy Jones, there's so many good tracks on here that it's difficult to pick the good ones. Suffice to say it's been sampled many times, from the snappy funky jazz of Wiggle Waggle to Fat Mama. The band are super-tight, really spacious and jazzy in tone, with plenty of strong brass work over some very, very groovy backline. A pleasure to listen to, and highly recommended.

Overall Rating: 4

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Track listing:

Wiggle waggle | Fat mama | Tell me a bedtime story | Oh! oh! here he comes | Jessica | Fat Albert Rotunda | Lil' brother |

 

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