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That Is Why You're Overweight


Download links and information about That Is Why You're Overweight by Eddie Harris. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 42:53 minutes.

Artist: Eddie Harris
Release date: 1975
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 8
Duration: 42:53
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No. Title Length
1. It's All Right Now (LP Version) 3:56
2. Why Do You Hurt Me (LP Version) 4:19
3. Flowers (LP Version) 4:59
4. That Is Why You're Overweight (LP Version) 7:25
5. Tryin' Ain't Dyin' (LP Version) 7:30
6. Live Again (LP Version) 4:18
7. Ooh (LP Version) 2:49
8. Exempt (LP Version) 7:37



Because he was a jazz saxophonist who sang, Eddie Harris is often overlooked for the contributions he made to '70s funk music. His squishy, bluesy view of funk was one of the most distinctive exponents of the genre, and 1975’s That Is Why You’re Overweight typifies his idiosyncratic approach. “It’s All Right,” “Why Do You Hurt Me," and “Live Again” are just as good as contemporaneous works by The Ohio Players, Sly Stone, and Parliament. Harris had a demented sense of humor that was perfect for funk, and his rough-hewn vocals are a welcome antidote to the era's overly sanitized singers. While Harris was turned on by funk, he never gave up on jazz. “Exempt” is a swirling spiritual that's both militant and poignant, while “Ooh” features Harris alone with his horn, unadorned. But the title song is the undeniable centerpiece: Harris leads the band through a slow-burning groove that exemplifies his wonderfully weird and rambling explorations of jazz, funk, and R&B.