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I Wanna Play for You


Download links and information about I Wanna Play for You by Stanley Clarke. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:04:34 minutes.

Artist: Stanley Clarke
Release date: 1979
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:04:34
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No. Title Length
1. I Wanna Play for You 6:15
2. Just a Feeling 6:02
3. The Streets of Philadelphia 5:50
4. Together Again 5:42
5. Blues for Mingus 2:18
6. Strange Weather 1:47
7. Quiet Afternoon (Live) 8:59
8. Rock 'N' Roll Jelly (Live) 2:34
9. Jamaican Boy 3:28
10. My Greatest Hits (Live) 5:44
11. School Days (Live) 8:08
12. Hot Fun-Closing (Live) 7:47



Stanley Clarke stretches his muscles and comes up with a mostly impressive, polystylistic, star-studded double album (now on one CD) that gravitates ever closer to the R&B mainstream. Clarke's writing remains strong and his tastes remain unpredictable, veering into rock, electronic music, acoustic jazz, even reggae in tandem with British rocker Jeff Beck. Clarke's excursion into disco, "Just a Feeling," is surprisingly and infectiously successful, thanks to a good bridge and George Duke's galvanizingly funky work on the Yamaha electric grand piano (his finest moment with Clarke by far). The brief "Blues for Mingus," a wry salute from one master bassist to another (Mingus died about six months before this album's release), is a cool acoustic breather for piano trio, and the eloquent Stan Getz can be detected, though nearly buried under the garish vocals and rock-style mix, on "The Streets of Philadelphia." Yet even the talented Clarke in full creative flower couldn't quite fill a double set with new material, so he has a tendency to reprise some of his old memorable riffs a lot, and there are several energetic snapshots of his live band in action. In its zeal to get this two-LP set onto one disc, Epic deleted three of the original 15 tracks — including at least one gem, the sizzling hard rocker "All About" — and scrambled the order of the remaining tunes. Which is dumb, because the missing tracks only take up a bit less than 12 minutes of playing time, not enough to overload a 65-minute disc. Hunt for the double-LP version if you can still play vinyl. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi