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Street Sense


Download links and information about Street Sense by The Salsoul Orchestra. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Dancefloor, Disco, Dance Pop genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 38:35 minutes.

Artist: The Salsoul Orchestra
Release date: 1979
Genre: Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Dancefloor, Disco, Dance Pop
Tracks: 6
Duration: 38:35
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No. Title Length
1. Zambesi 5:21
2. Burning Spear 6:05
3. Somebody to Love 5:28
4. Street Sense 7:35
5. 212 North 12Th 8:32
6. Sun After the Rain 5:34



Although this album is dominated by orchestrally oriented instrumentals, Street Sense is different from much of the Salsoul Orchestra's other output. Instead of being guided by Vincent Montana, this album was produced by disco remix legend Tom Moulton and arranged by Munich session man Thor Baldursson. The end result is an album that is much jazzier and more electronics-oriented than past Salsoul Orchestra albums. The tone is set by the exotica-flavored "Zambesi," a track that features the Latin percussion and swirling strings that most listeners associate with the Salsoul Orchestra, but surprisingly marries these elements to a very jazz-oriented tune that pushes its synthesizer sounds to the forefront. The big highlights of Street Sense are its title track, a dancefloor stormer that marries rhythmic chants from a group of singers with pulsating strings to create a track with a strong Euro-disco feel, and "212 North 12th," a funky instrumental workout that layers its churning, bass-driven groove with soaring strings and some trippy electronic effects. Note that the latter tune became a cult favorite with hardcore disco fans and was a favorite at the Loft, New York City's famous club. Unfortunately, Street Sense also includes some material that should have been left in the can: the remake of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love" is professionally crafted but pointless and lacking in passion, while "Sun After the Rain" is a little too campy for its own good. All in all, Street Sense contains enough solid tracks to make it worthwhile for the Salsoul Orchestra enthusiast, but casual listeners may want to sample the album's highlights on a compilation before buying it. ~ Donald A. Guarisco, Rovi