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The soulful artistry and hit making career of Al Jarreau took off in 1975 with his exciting debut Warner Bros. album We Got By. The nine original Jarreau compositions on the LP succeeded in finding him instant credibility not only with jazz enthusiasts but with an international audience which has since followed his every move. It is easy to hear why when the amazing album kicks things off with stellar tracks like the funk filled Spirit and the balladry tour de force of We Got By. The soulful journey continues with groovers like You Don’t See Me and Sweet Potato Pie, plus more slow jams like his brilliant Lock All The Gates featuring the fine piano work of the legendary Dave Grusin. This particular track employs Al’s unique vocal percussion and vocal flute effects which would become a much loved trademark of his soon to be superstar career. We Got By went on to win numerous music industry accolades including a German Grammy Award.
The Al Jarreau magic continued with his 1976 masterwork Glow. The recording netted Al substantial airplay with tracks like Leon Russell’s Rainbow In Your Eyes as well as another stunning interpretation with Elton John’s Your Song. His own classics like Hold On Me and of course Glow would all help to make this album become one of the more exciting releases at retail that year as it received numerous awards and top showings in the pop, jazz and r&b charts. His assembled players are some of the finest ever including Larry Carlton, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Willie Weeks (Doobie Brothers) and the late greats Nick DeCaro and Ralph McDonald. Friday Music is very proud to announce another fine installment in our Al Jarreau Original Recording Masters Series with his great albums We Got By and Glow both on one newly impeccably mastered compact disc. Mastered from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (Al Jarreau/ George Benson/ Patti Austin). Al Jarreau’s classic masterpieces...We Got By and Glow... Together for the first time on one stellar CD......exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.