Friday, May 30, 2008

Renée Geyer - "It's a Man's Man's World (1974)

This is the earliest Rénee Geyer album I've posted - it's her 2nd solo album, and comes before Ready to Deal in the chronology. "It's a Man's Man's World" is more infused with a classic RnB sound, with touches of blues, than her later more funk-soul influenced albums. Her cover of the James Brown song was a sizeable hit in her home country. Producer Tweed Harris, previously best known as a 60s soul musician, works here with a classic band setup augmented with orchestral and brass colourings. Not my favourite Geyer album, but some good tracks here - I like her cover of Isaac Hayes' "Do your Thing".



01. 'It's A Man's Man's World' - 3.34 (James Brown)
02. 'They Tell Me Of An Uncloudy Day' - 3.42 (Jackie Moore / Dave Crawford / Brad Shapiro)
03. 'Take Me Where You Took Me Last Night' - 3.53 (Dee Ervin / Lynne Farr)
04. 'Since I Fell For You' - 3.42 (Buddy Johnson)
05. 'What Do I Do On Sunday Morning' - 3.58 (Dennis Lambert / Brian Potter)
06. 'Love The Way You Love' - 3.15 (Mark Punch / Garry Paige)
07. 'Scarlet Ribbons' - 2.45 (Evelyn Danzig / Jack Segal)
08. 'Do Your Thing' - 3.44 (Isaac Hayes)
09. 'And I Love Him' - 5.14 (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
10. 'It's Been A Long Time' - 3.23 (Melvin Wilson / James Baker)
11. 'Mama's Little Girl' - 3.26 (Dennis Lambert / Brian Potter)
12. 'Once In A Lifetime Thing' - 3.33 (Jim Weatherly)
13. 'Feel Good' - 3.15 (Alan Ciner)


Renée Geyer: Vocals, Backing Vocals
Guitars: Phil Manning; Tim Gaze; Steve Murphy; Tony Naylor
Keyboards: Tweed Harris
Bass: Barry "Big Goose" Sullivan; Mike Kelly
Drums: Geoff Cox
Background Vocals: Julie McKenna; Wendy Reece; Bobby Bright; Mike Brady
(no, not that one)
Percussion: Gary Hyde


Producer, Arrangements: Tweed Harris
Engineers: Ian McKenzie; Ernie Rose
Recorded at Bill Armstrong Studios, Melbourne, Australia
Released 19th August 1974



Dreamer456 said...

Thanks, Simon. Been waiting for this one.

klf said...

Thanks for your great blog!

The Axeman said...

Oh man. Thanks for bringing her to my attention. Loving the albums.

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the comments guys!
Just noting here also that all of the Renee Geyer albums now have Rapidshare links (for those of you who couldn't ger them from megaupload) ... you just need to sctoll down comments a bit

tswift98 said...

Thanks she reminds me of genya ravan only smoother.........

soulbrotha said...

Thank you Simon. You done wore me out!

R Boogz said...

Thanks for the share to hear this.

allmusicman said...

hey simon,
many thanks for this & for turning me onto to lady!!
appreciated man!

Wone Nation said...

never cease to amaze Simon.

I still haven't fully recovered from the others and now you blast off this and George Duke?

What planet did you come from?

Don't say it...... Rhode(s) Island

Thank you tremendously.

invisiblenigma said...

Thanks Simon! You're really killing it withe the Renee Geyer!suym

Simon666 said...

Have now posted ’Easy Pieces’ featuring Renée Geyer

hooch said...

Thanks Man!

badhabitz said...

yo! thankyou so much for this, ive been waiting to hear this lp for sooooooooooooooooo long. keep up the hardwork. peace

Simon666 said...

hey badhabitz, glad you found it!
Check out the other Renee Geyer ones here by clicking the category at the right ... and there's one more to come soon.

WizzerDeVoz said...

Thanks for all the Renee Geyer!
I saw her live a couple of times in the early 80s - what a fabulous voice!

Raggedy said...

Fantastic take on J.B's song. Thanks for sharing!

Simon666 said...

reupped, see post

CMAN said...

wicked!! Thank you simon!

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