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Melvin Jackson: Funky Skull (Verve By Request Series) LP

Limelight, 1969

On his sole album as a leader, bassist Melvin Jackson - a veteran of the Eddie Harris band (this album includes two Harris originals) - plays with a bow, plucks and plugs his upright bass into a Maestro G-2 filter box, a Boomerang, an Echoplex, and an Ampeg amp. The result is soulful, psychedelic, and of course, funky - at once one of the grooviest and most avant-garde albums you'll ever hear.


Side A

  1. Funky Skull Parts 1 & 2
  2. Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me
  3. Bold And Black
  4. Dance Of The Dervish
  5. Everybody Loves My Baby

Side B

  1. Cold Duck Time Parts 1 & 2
  2. Say What
  3. Funky Doo
  4. Silver Cycles

The Verve By Request Series features 180-gram vinyl, pressed at Third Man in Detroit.