Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Eddie's Speech Is Free!!

My pops recently told me a story about seeing Eddie Harris live circa 1979. He said between songs some people would shout out requests to Ed who mostly ignored them. However, at one particular requesting attendee he yelled "Fuck you! I'll play what I wanna play." That story literally got me hooked once again on Eddie's 1970 drop 'Free Speech'. By no means a rarity, I feel it to be a necessary post for my catalog of taste. The first track 'Wait Please' has always been a favorite. Starting out rather mild, it builds and builds into an electronically filtered sax orgasm. At times his tunes can be a little too soft but I have found these particular songs to be loaded with potential samples. Anyhow....I love just about anything done by Eddie Harris, and it isn't just because he's Chicagoan. The man played with purpose and passion. A++ in my book. Enjoy...


  1. Turkey...

  2. Amen to that,you don't have to agree with what people say but you have to agree they have a right to say it.
    Eddie Harris, magnificient.

  3. Eddie Harris made so many albums. This one`s new to me. Thanks a lot!

    1. And that's why I posted it, for those of you who may not know. Hope you love it Bill!

  4. Thanks EdEddEddie for this Eddie LP ;)

  5. You are soooo welcome Sub. You blog is by far my favorite. I can't tell you how many times I've sampled the songs you've compiled. Keep up your incredible work!

  6. Thanks for yoor support EdEddEddie,
    yoo do some great work too !