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Ramp – Come Into Knowledge

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  • Centred around onetime Spinners utility players John Manuel (drums) and Landy Shores (guitar), Saturday Night Special -- presumably named after Norman Connors' Reggie Lucas-written song of the same name -- played in and around its hometown of Cincinnati during 1975 and 1976, basing live sets on reimagined versions of R&B hits that leaned toward sophisticated funk. Once Roy Ayers caught a gig and got involved, the band changed its name to Ramp ("Roy Ayers Music Productions") and recorded its one album, produced by Ayers with tight associates Edwin Birdsong and William Allen.

    The material swings between anti-gravity soul and hard-edged funk otherness, a unique mixture that could've only been encouraged or enhanced by Ayers and Birdsong. "Give It," one of Birdsong's contributions, tumbles and swings, repeatedly unfurling and recoiling, made all the more off-centre by Sharon Matthews and Sibel Thrasher's frantic projections: "Earth can be lonely in the middle of the night/We must love now so our minds can take flight." "The American Promise," with all its nerved-up guitar scratches and alternately forthcoming and demanding assertions, could be mistaken for early Pointer Sisters or even Bohannon. 


  • Artist: Ramp
    Label: Blue Thumb Records, Verve Records
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: US
    Genre: Soul & Funk
    Style: Funk, Jazz-Funk, Soul
  • A1 The American Promise
    A2 I Just Love You
    A3 Give It
    A4 Everybody Loves The Sunshine
    B1 Come Into Knowledge
    B2 Try, Try, Try
    B3 Daylight
    B4 Look Into The Sky
    B5 Deep Velvet