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Melvin Sparks
Sparks! / Akilah

Compil. UK 1993 on BGP Records label
Jazz (Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz)

2 albums on 1 CD Sparks! (P) 1970 (Originally Prestige 10001) Akilah (P) 1972 (Originally Prestige 10039) Digitally transferred from original analogue master tapes. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Fantasy, Inc and is licensed to Ace Records Ltd.

        
Musicians
PortraitMelvin Sparks g, 1946-2011 US
album by, guitar, composed by
Philip Barker Design
design, cd package
PortraitIdris Muhammad dr, 1939-2014 US
drums
PortraitLeon Spencer, Jr. 1945-2012 US
organ, organ, piano, composed by
PortraitHouston Person ts, *1934 US
tenor saxophone
John Manning g, voc,
tenor saxophone
PortraitVirgil Jones tr, 1939-2012 US
trumpet
PortraitSonny Fortune as, fl, *1939 US
alto saxophone
J. Billy VerPlanck sax, str, tb, US
orchestrated by
Buddy Caldwell cng,
percussion
PortraitFrank Wess fl, ts, sax, 1922-2013 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitDave Hubbard ss, fl, *1940 US
tenor saxophone, flute
PortraitGeorge Coleman ts, *1935 US
alto saxophone
PortraitErnie Royal tr, 1921-1983 US
trumpet
PortraitHubert Laws fl, *1939 US
flute
Producers
Tony Lane art direction, photography by
Rudy Van Gelder recorded by
Ozzie Cadena supervised by
Bob Porter supervised by, liner notes
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Sparks!Melvin Sparks
2Thank You For Letting MeMelvin SparksSylvester Stewart8:11
3I Didn't Know What Time It WasMelvin SparksRodgers & Hart6:39
4Charlie BrownMelvin SparksLeiber & Stoller5:56
5The StinkerMelvin SparksLeon Spencer, Jr.7:02
6Spill The WineMelvin SparksB.B. Dickerson, Charles Miller, Harold Brown, Howard Scott, Lee Oskar, Lonnie Jordan, Papa Dee Allen11:14
7AkilahMelvin Sparks
8Love The Life You LiveMelvin SparksGene Redd Jr.5:39
9On The UpMelvin SparksMelvin Sparks6:00
10All Wrapped UpMelvin SparksMelvin Sparks4:45
11AkilahMelvin SparksMelvin Sparks4:42
12Blues For J.B.Melvin SparksMelvin Sparks7:09
13The Image Of LoveMelvin SparksLeon Spencer, Jr.6:49
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