Hello Big Man Carly Simon

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Album-Release:
2015

HRA-Release:
30.07.2015

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  • 1You Know What To Do04:18
  • 2Menemsha04:44
  • 3Damn You Get To Me03:19
  • 4Is This Love04:17
  • 5Orpheus03:56
  • 6It Happens Everyday02:49
  • 7Such A Good Boy04:03
  • 8Hello Big Man05:33
  • 9You Don't Feel The Same02:46
  • 10Floundering03:51
  • Total Runtime39:36

Info for Hello Big Man

Originally released in 1983, „Hello Big Man“ was Carly Simon's final album for Warner Brothers Records. Following 1981's well-reviewed but commercially lackluster collection of jazz and pop standards „Torch“, „Hello Big Man“ was another unexpected stylistic detour, featuring Simon recording with the pioneering reggae rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. While the resulting music bears an obvious reggae influence (most particularly on a cover of Bob Marley's 'Is This Love?'), the overall effect has more in common with slightly younger and more stylistically experimental singer-songwriters such as Joan Armatrading and Rickie Lee Jones. Unfortunately, for all their quirky charms, the album and its single, 'You Know What To Do,' were both commercial failures. The budget-line reissue from Rhino Flashback features remastered sound.

„Hello Big Man, Carly Simon's first new studio album of original material in more than three years, followed on from her 1981 album of standards, Torch, and the British Top Ten success of her collaboration with Chic, 'Why.' Both experiences (plus, perhaps, her 1980 hit 'Jesse') seemed to have reinvigorated her taste in pop music, if Hello Big Man was any indication. The sound was a return to the style of Anticipation and No Secrets after years of following trends -- the songs were romantic, with the erotic edge that had charged much of Simon's best material. The album was typically uneven, what with its reggae material (including a redundant cover of Bob Marley's 'Is This Love'), but also typically personal and compelling. The title track was a winning account of her parents' courting, complete with a happy-ever-after ending that didn't occur in real life.“ (William Ruhlmann, AMG)

Carly Simon, vocals, guitars, piano, background vocals
Hugh McCracken, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Jimmy Ryan, acoustic guitar
Dean Parks, electric guitar
Elliott Randall, electric guitar
Eric Gale, electric guitar
Sid McGinnis, electric guitar
Andy Summers, electric guitar
David Sanborn, alto saxophone
Lou Marini, alto saxophone
Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone
Ronnie Cuber, baritone saxophone
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Alan Rubin, trumpet
Don Grolnick, piano, organ, synthesizer
Mike Mainieri, piano, synthesizer, marimba, chimes
Peter Wood, piano, Moog synthesizer
Rob Mounsey, synthesizer, background vocals
Rick Marotta, drums, cymbals, tom tom
Jimmy Bralower, drums
Sly Dunbar, drums
Errol Crusher Bennett, percussion
Lynn Goldsmith, background vocals
Elizabeth Witham, background vocals
Rachel Zabar, background vocals
Fonzi Thornton, background vocals
Julie Levine, background vocals
Hugh Taylor, background vocals
Kate Taylor, background vocals
Lucy Simon, background vocals
Marcus Miller, background vocals
Robbie Shakespeare, background vocals
Sally Taylor, background vocals
Tawatha Agee, background vocals
Ben Taylor, background vocals

Recorded 1983 at Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Power Station Studios, New York City
Mixed by Frank Filipetti
Produced by Mike Mainieri

Digitally remastered

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