(GSF Records GSF-S-1009, 1973)
A1 (I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind 6:19
A2 I Made A Promise 4:18
A3 The Trouble With Trouble 2:46
A4 The Way They Do My Life 3:06
B1 Find Yourself 2:59
B2 Gonna Get Me A Friend 2:04
B3 Give Me Back My Freedom 3:34
B4 I Feel Like This 2:57
B5 Live Now Brothers 3:02
Sir Joe Quarterman : chant, trompette
Gregory C. Hammonds : basse
George R. Lee : guitare
Willie Parker Jr. : guitare
Allen Stewart : batterie
Karissa Freeman : claviers
Leon Rogers : saxophone
Arrangements : Bill Tate (A1 à A3, B1 à B4), Cotter Wells (A1 à A3, B1 à B4), Sir Joe Quarterman (A1 à A3, B1 à B4)
Arrangements [cuivres, cordes] : Tony Camillo (A4)
Production : Bill Tate, Cotter Wells, Sir Joe Quarterman
Réédition CD + bonus
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - S/T (SHOUT! Productions SHOUT-230, 2012)
1. (I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind 6:21
2. I Made A Promise 4:16
3. The Trouble With Trouble 2:49
4. The Way They Do My Life 3:04
5. Find Yourself 3:00
6. Gonna Get Me A Friend 2:06
7. Give Me Back My Freedom 3:34
8. I Feel Like This 2:58
9. Live Now Brothers 3:03
10. Thanks Dad [Parts 1 & 2] 4:45
11. I'm Gonna Get You 2:56
12. This Girl Of Mine (She's Good To Me) 3:00
13. No 4:07
14. Get Down Baby [Parts 1 & 2] 4:45
15. I'm A Young Man 4:17
16. How High 3:55
17. Let Me Be What I Am 3:04
18. You Know It's True 5:35
19. (I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind 6:40 [1969 Version]
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
Source : ALLMUSICAllMusic a écrit : Joe Quarterman was an unfairly overlooked funk and soul singer influenced by -- but not imitative of -- James Brown.
Honing his chops in church choirs and various vocal groups, Quarterman earned the nickname "Sir" in high school while singing with a group called the Knights; he subsequently joined up with a female backing quartet as Sir Joe & the Maidens and cut a few records during the early '60s.
Quarterman went on to play trumpet in the El Corols (aka the Magnificent Seven), whose highest-profile gig came as Garnet Mimms' backing band.
In 1970, after playing jazz with the Orlando Smith Quintet, he formed a backing group called Free Soul, which featured lead guitarist George "Jackie" Lee, jazz-trained guitarist Willie Parker, fretless bassist Gregory Hammonds, keyboardist Karissa Freeman, drummer Charles Steptoe, and horn player Leon Rogers. Their first single, "(I Got) So Much Trouble in My Mind," was also their biggest, reaching the R&B Top 30 in early 1973.
Quarterman's only LP, Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul, was released later that year on the small GSF label, and showed Quarterman to be an avatar of the kind of hard, socially conscious funk James Brown often recorded during the early '70s.
Further singles followed, including "This Girl of Mine (She's Good to Me)," "I'm Gonna Get You," and "Thanks Dad," before Quarterman moved to Mercury in 1974.
Unfortunately, the label issued only two singles, the fine "Get Down Baby" and "I'm a Young Man," before letting Quarterman go.
Financial problems broke up the band, and Quarterman quit the business to return to college and earn his degree in architecture.
Collectables reissued Quarterman's lone album on CD during the '90s, adding several non-LP singles as bonus tracks.
Joe Quarterman :
Dédicace à ITJG & D4D... époque Radio Nova et ce FUNK meurtrier débordant de souffleurs, de groove, de touches telluriques, de voix, de rythmes transcendants, d'instrus en masse...
REAL MUSIC WITH REAL MUSICIANS.
MUST HAVE FUNK!!!!!!!
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_"(I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind" (A1)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_"I Made A Promise" (A2)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_"The Trouble With Trouble" (A3)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_"The Way They Do My Life" (A4)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_"Find Yourself" (B1)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_"Gonna Get Me A Friend" (B2)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_"Give Me Back My Freedom" (B3)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_"I Feel Like This" (B4)
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul_1973_''Live Now Brothers" (B5)
'Sir' Joe Quarterman & Free Soul sur Funk-O-Logy
-->Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - S/T (GSF GSF-S-1009, 1973)
-->Joe Quarterman And Free Soul – "Get Down Baby" / (Pt.2) (Mercury 73637, 1974)
-->Joe Quarterman And Free Soul – "I'm A Young Man" / (Disco Dance Version) (Mercury 73708, 1975)