Sound-System is the thirty-sixth album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and the second of three albums with the Rockit Band. The second of the three Rockit band albums, Sound-System was another smash for Herbie Hancock. Winning his second Grammy award for Best R&B Performance (his second-straight award), this album tried to capture the success of the previous Future Shock, with some more twists and turns.
Years (1969-1972) released: 2014. The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972 - 1988 released: 2013. Complete Live at Jorgie's 1961 released: 2012. The Best of Herbie Hancock released: 2011. Watermelon Man: The Ultimate Hancock! released: 2010. The Imagine Project released: 2010. Hear, O Israel - A Prayer Ceremony in Jazz released: 2008. Then and Now: The Definitive released: 2008. Technovoodu: Astral Black Simulations released: 2007. River: The Joni Letters released: 2007.
Sunday, June 7, 2015. Herbie Hancock - Columbia Album Collection. Disc 1: Sextant (Columbia KC 32212, 1973). Rain Dance Hidden Shadows Hornets. Death Wish (Main Title) Joannaâ€™s Theme Do a Thing Paint Her Mouth Rich Country Suite Revenge Ochoa Knose Party People Fill Your Hand. Disc 6: Flood (CBS/Sony SOPZ 98/99 (JP), 1975) . Introduction & Maiden Voyage Actual Proof Spank-A-Lee Watermelon Man Butterfly Chameleon Hang Up Your Hang Ups.
Herbie and the management team are here to keep you up to date on everything important in the World of Herbie Hancock. Looking back on Herbie’s twelfth album, Head Hunters, which was released on this day in 1973. Recorded at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco, the album went on to become one of Herbie’s best known records and represented a landmark moment in jazz history. The album was later added to the Library Of Congress’s National Recording Registry which collects "culturally, historically or aesthetically important" sound recordings from the 20th century.
People Are Changing shifts the album into R&B by offering what, to me, sounds like a Stevie Wonder inspired cover of Timmy Thomas' song (I think the original had a more Jimmy Cliff sound). The bonus track is an extended version of "Metal Beat",which draws out the African percussion element even more.