Roy Porter Sound Machine – Inner Feelings (Japan Edition) (1957/2007)

Roy Porter Sound Machine - Inner Feelings (1957/2007)
Artist: Roy Porter Sound Machine
Album: Inner Feelings (Japan Edition)
Label: P-Vine Records
Year Of Release: 1957/2007
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)

01. Party Time (Moore) – 3:51
02. Love You (Porter) – 3:16
03. Panama (Fulks) – 3:23
04. Jessica (Porter) – 4:15
05. Waver-Ing (Jobim) – 6:12
06. Funny Feelin’ (Porter) – 2:38
07. Out on the Town Tonight (Huff) – 3:28
08. Givin’ Me the Blues (Allen) – 3:33


Roy Porter – drums, percussion, vocals
Hense Powell – trumpet, arranger
Hugh Bell – trumpet, vocals
Wallace Huff – trombone
Jack Fulks – tenor saxophone, flute
Prince Harrison, Charlemagne Payne, Jimmy Allen – tenor saxophone
Clyde Dunn – baritone saxophone
Tollie Moore – electric piano
Randy Piggy, Herman Mitchell, Harold Grant – guitar
Charles Jones – Fender bass
Clarence Daniels – bass
Arne Frager – bass, Arp synthesizer
Roy Thompson, Demond Gates – drums
Frank Mastrapa – congas, percussion

Four years after his remarkable private-press release Jessica, Roy Porter resurfaced with Inner Feelings, which updates and expands the wonderfully eccentric jazz-funk sensibilities of its predecessor via deeper, harder-hitting grooves, more ambitious arrangements and even vocals. The sheer soulfulness of Porter’s drumming never fails to astound, and while his rhythms and melodies possess an interior logic solely their own, the music is undeniably funky, complete with moments of otherworldly beauty. And though Porter isn’t much of a singer in the conventional sense, the urgency and passion of his performance makes up for his technical flaws. The title Inner Feelings may be a bit hokey, but this is clearly the art of a man desperate to articulate his perspective on the world around him. Long traded for obscene sums on the secondary market, Inner Feelings was finally reissued on CD in late 2006.

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