Dec 132013

Deodato 2001

From Wikipedia:

Prelude, also known as 2001, is a 1972 album of Brazilian keyboardist Eumir Deodato. With the signature track “Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)” (an arrangement of the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey), Prelude would be the biggest hit Deodato and CTI Records ever had.

The album features guitarist John Tropea on three tracks, bassists Ron Carter and Stanley Clarke, and Billy Cobham on drums.

The funk-influenced version of the “Introduction” from Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, entitled “Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)”, won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and went to No. 2 in the pop charts in the US, No. 3 in Canada, and No. 7 in the UK.

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My name is P and I’m a child of the 1970s & 80s.  I grew up on the music from my days and the days of my parents, which in my opinion, is far superior to 99% of the music being released today.  This blog is dedicated to all the things I like that are old school, funk, soul, rock, and in some cases, gospel.  I may tell a story or two about the way the posts make me feel, but for the most part, the old advertisements and images will probably speak for themselves.

Again, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the music, my parents (Rebecca Jo & Willie Lee), and tons of my friends…namely Dj Strictnine, Ian Rogers, Dozanova, Dj Marvski,  and Rob Rock.

Btw, I’m bad with credits, dates, etc..but I’ll try to do my best when I can.