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Black Rhapsody Instrumental


Download links and information about Black Rhapsody Instrumental by Little Beaver. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Funk genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 32:04 minutes.

Artist: Little Beaver
Release date: 1974
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Funk
Tracks: 8
Duration: 32:04
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No. Title Length
1. A Tribute to Wes 3:59
2. Blues for Mama 3:21
3. Hit Me With Funky Music 3:42
4. Loosen Up 3:07
5. Summertime 2:59
6. Just My Imagination 6:17
7. Never Can Say Goodbye 5:39
8. Let's Stay Together 3:00



Nicknamed Little Beaver because of his prominent buckteeth, Florida funk guitar player Willie Hale became an in-demand session player before branching out in 1972 with Joey, his first solo album. Hale’s sophomore outing, Black Rhapsody Instrumental, surfaced in 1974, opening with “A Tribute to Wes”: a flowing instrumental that smooths out Hale’s funk with buttery R&B grooves. The following “Blues for Mama” makes good on its title by pumping Delta-inspired fretwork through wet reverb and a wah-wah pedal as a loose rhythm section keeps the changes airtight. Some tasteful leads on an acoustic guitar provide a nice contrast here as well. The rhythm section shows a Meters-influenced penchant for somehow making taut chops sound floating and free throughout “Hit Me with Funky Music.” Hale and band take a breezy detour on what could be the grooviest cover ever of George Gershwin’s “Summertime.”