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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Rotary Connection - Peace (1968 us, wonderful soul jazz psych fusion)

The Rotary Connection's Peace is a terrific, soulful Christmas album. With its production and soulful vocal arrangements, it has all the hallmarks of a late-'60s pop-soul record. While that may date it slightly, it's nevertheless a blast to listen to the album, thanks to the great performances, particularly on the part of Minnie Riperton. 
by Rodney Batdorf

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
to all of you my Friends, Contributors, Users and Visitors
Thank you for keeping this flame alive.

1. Opening Round (M. Aliota) - 1:52
2. Silent Night (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) - 5:57
3. Christmas Love (M. Dollison) - 3:09
4. Last Call For Peace (A. Feldman) - 2:52
5. Shopping Bag Menagerie (S. Barnes) - 3:49
6. Silent Night (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) - 3:41
7. Christmas Child (C. Stepney, M. Dollison) - 2:42
8. Peace At Least (A. Feldman) - 4:11
9. Santa's Little Helpers (J. Donlinger, J. Nyeholt) - 0:34
10.Sidewalk Santa (S. Barnes) - 4:21
11.If Peace Was All We Had (J. Donlinger, T. Donlinger) - 4:49
12.Silent Night Chant (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) - 4:33
13.Silence - 0:30

The Rotary Connection
*Bobby Simms - Vocals, Guitar
*Jim Donlinger - Keyboards
*Jim Nyeholt - Bass
*Minnie Riperton - Vocals
*Mitch Aliota - Vocals, Bass
*Sidney Barnes - Vocals
*Tom Donlinger - Drums

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