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Hustle to Survive


Download links and information about Hustle to Survive by Les McCann. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 45:05 minutes.

Artist: Les McCann
Release date: 1975
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 45:05
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No. Title Length
1. Us 5:18
2. Changing Seasons 4:18
3. Got to Hustle to Survive 4:04
4. Butterflies/Everytime I See a Butterfly 8:05
5. Says Who Says What? 4:31
6. Will We Ever Find Our Fathers 5:10
7. Well, Cuss My Daddy (Single Version) 4:15
8. Why Is Now 4:12
9. Let Your Learning Be Your Eyes 5:12



Hustle To Survive is the first album Les McCann recorded for Atlantic without Joel Dorn, the producer who played a huge part in facilitating the creative triumphs McCann achieved in the early ‘70s. Dorn’s replacement is Tony Silvester, and the changing of the guard is immediately evident. Silvester — a founding member of the Harlem harmony group the Main Ingredient — embraces the mainstream conventions that Dorn famously ignored. Dorn’s productions were so damp that you could grow fungus in them — that’s what made them great. The sound here is more sterilized, but McCann is in fine form. “Us” is a tight piece of fusion, while the title track bridges the boogaloo of McCann’s early career to the brawny funk of his '70s work. As usual, the pianist’s yearning, openhearted baritone saves “Will We Ever Find Our Fathers” and “Let Your Learning Be Your Eyes” from becoming maudlin. McCann’s sound didn’t really benefit from Silvester’s reining-in, but the producer did give him “Well, Cuss My Daddy,” a buoyant, funky should-have-been-a-hit that spins like a jazzy version of the Jackson 5.