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Affinity

Affinity

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The self-titled album by the short-lived outfit Affinity displays a lot of potential, which if not wholly successful has an individuality separating them from their more jazzy and progressive peers. If Linda Hoyle's talent for fusing the vocal traits of Bessie Smith, Grace Slick, and Sandy Denny together semi-successfully is the defining point, then Lynton Naiff's pounding Hammond workouts fall somewhere between the exceptional and the overdone. With the addition of John Paul Jones' fine brass arrangements, which are to the fore throughout, a very soulful feel reminiscent of the latter work of Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & the Trinity is created. And the album's variety of moods sustains interest throughout. "Coconut Grove" (the Lovin' Spoonful song) is given a similar slow treatment to Donovan's diversions into jazz on Sunshine Superman, notably "The Observation," while a heavier element is supplied by a few heavy Hammond numbers, with a take on Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" being the most impressive. Although over 11 minutes long, some complex progressive organ work similar to Caravan's David Sinclair is displayed, preventing it from becoming predictable. A forlorn baroque Harpsichord interpretation of the Everly Brothers' "I Wonder if I Care as Much" adds a haunting quality to the set with Jones' string arrangements and Hoyle's vocals working hand in hand, and "Mr. Joy" allows the young singer to pay patronage to her heroine, Grace Slick, in which the Jefferson Airplane comparisons can really be heard. At times overambitious. And a plethora of cover versions given the progressive treatment instead of Affinity originals is a major letdown. But as an early work of post-'60s progression, this album is a pleasurable experience recalling the days when musicians and singers really worked hard at what they did.
© Jon "Mojo" Mills /TiVo

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1
I Am And So Are You
00:03:31

Alan Hull, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

2
Night Flight
00:07:16

Affinity, MainArtist - Linda Hoyle, Composer - Michael Jopp, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

3
I Wonder If I'll Care As Much
00:03:21

Don Everly, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

4
Mr. Joy
00:05:02

Annette Peacock, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

5
Three Sisters
00:04:58

Lynton Naiff, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist - Linda Hoyle, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

6
Coconut Grove
00:02:35

John Sebastian, Composer - Zal Yanovsky, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

7
All Along The Watchtower
00:11:40

Bob Dylan, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

8
Eli's Coming
00:03:27

Laura Nyro, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

9
United States Of Mind
00:02:45

Alan Hull, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 1970 Affinity Affinity

10
Yes Man
00:07:24

Mo Foster, Composer - Lynton Naiff, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist - Linda Hoyle, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2002 Affinity Affinity

11
If You Live
00:03:16

Mose Allison, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2002 Affinity Affinity

12
You Met Your Match
00:02:59

Don Hunter, Composer - Stevie Wonder, Composer - LULA HARDAWAY, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2002 Affinity Affinity

13
I Am The Walrus
00:02:55

John Lennon, Composer - Paul Mccartney, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2002 Affinity Affinity

14
Little Lonely Man
00:03:57

Mo Foster, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist - Linda Hoyle, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2002 Affinity Affinity

15
All Along The Watchtower/It's About That Time (Live, The Torrington, Finchley, 1971)
00:13:05

Bob Dylan, Composer - Miles Davis, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2021 Affinity Affinity

DISC 2

1
Jive Samba (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:04:50

Nat Adderley, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

2
Dis Here (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:05:47

Bobby Timmons, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

3
Comin' Home Baby (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:03:48

Bob Dorough, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist - Benjamin Tucker, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

4
Out Of The Storm (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:07:24

Affinity, MainArtist - Edmund Thigpen, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

5
Fever (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:03:15

Eddie Cooley, Composer - John Davenport, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

6
13 Death March (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:05:42

GARY MCFARLAND, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

7
All Blues (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:04:16

Miles Davis, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

8
81 (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:04:01

Affinity, MainArtist - Ronald Carter, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

9
A Day In The Life (Live, Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, January 1969)
00:06:47

John Lennon, Composer - Paul Mccartney, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

10
All Blues (Live, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, August 1968)
00:04:23

Miles Davis, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

11
81 (Live, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, August 1968)
00:04:34

Affinity, MainArtist - Ronald Carter, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

12
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Live, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, August 1968)
00:04:45

Josef Zawinul, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

13
Jive Samba (Live, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, August 1968)
00:03:41

Nat Adderley, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

14
A Day In The Life (Live, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 1970)
00:06:51

John Lennon, Composer - Paul Mccartney, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

DISC 3

1
Autumn Leaves
00:04:39

Johnny Mercer, Composer - Jacques Prevert, Composer - Joseph Kosma, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

2
Django
00:03:25

John Lewis, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

3
My Funny Valentine
00:03:07

Richard Rodgers, Composer - Lorenz Hart, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

4
I Got Plenty Of Nothing
00:04:46

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Composer - Dorothy Heyward, Composer - Dubose Heyward, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

5
Dat Dere
00:06:07

Oscar Brown Jr, Composer - Bobby Timmons, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

6
Lover Man
00:05:13

Jimmy Sherman, Composer - Roger Ramirez, Composer - James Davis, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

7
Blues Etude (Training Film Version)
00:02:05

Oscar Peterson, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

8
Someday My Prince Will Come
00:02:26

Larry Morey, Composer - Frank Churchill, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

9
Cubano Chant
00:02:32

Ray Bryant, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

10
Jordu
00:00:54

Duke Jordan, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

11
My Funny Valentine (Training Film Version)
00:04:57

Richard Rodgers, Composer - Lorenz Hart, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

12
Autumn Leaves (ABC TV Version)
00:05:30

Johnny Mercer, Composer - Jacques Prevert, Composer - Joseph Kosma, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

13
You Look Good To Me
00:06:04

Affinity, MainArtist - Clement Wells Jr, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

14
The Preacher
00:05:30

John Hendricks, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2004 Affinity Affinity

15
Waltz For Debby
00:04:16

William Evans, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

16
Django (feat. The US Jazz Trio)
00:03:56

John Lewis, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist - The US Jazz Trio, Music, Instruments, FeaturedArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

17
On Green Dolphin Street
00:04:37

Ned Washington, Composer - Bronislaw Kaper, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

DISC 4

1
Moira's Hand
00:05:18

Affinity, MainArtist - BA Robertson, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

2
Grey Skies
00:08:38

Mo Foster, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist - Vivienne McCauliffe, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

3
Cream On Your Face
00:05:19

Affinity, MainArtist - BA Robertson, Composer - Michael Jopp, Composer

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

4
Sunshower
00:05:43

Jimmy Webb, Composer - Affinity, MainArtist

© 2021 Cherry Red Records Ltd ℗ 2003 Affinity Affinity

Album Description

The self-titled album by the short-lived outfit Affinity displays a lot of potential, which if not wholly successful has an individuality separating them from their more jazzy and progressive peers. If Linda Hoyle's talent for fusing the vocal traits of Bessie Smith, Grace Slick, and Sandy Denny together semi-successfully is the defining point, then Lynton Naiff's pounding Hammond workouts fall somewhere between the exceptional and the overdone. With the addition of John Paul Jones' fine brass arrangements, which are to the fore throughout, a very soulful feel reminiscent of the latter work of Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & the Trinity is created. And the album's variety of moods sustains interest throughout. "Coconut Grove" (the Lovin' Spoonful song) is given a similar slow treatment to Donovan's diversions into jazz on Sunshine Superman, notably "The Observation," while a heavier element is supplied by a few heavy Hammond numbers, with a take on Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" being the most impressive. Although over 11 minutes long, some complex progressive organ work similar to Caravan's David Sinclair is displayed, preventing it from becoming predictable. A forlorn baroque Harpsichord interpretation of the Everly Brothers' "I Wonder if I Care as Much" adds a haunting quality to the set with Jones' string arrangements and Hoyle's vocals working hand in hand, and "Mr. Joy" allows the young singer to pay patronage to her heroine, Grace Slick, in which the Jefferson Airplane comparisons can really be heard. At times overambitious. And a plethora of cover versions given the progressive treatment instead of Affinity originals is a major letdown. But as an early work of post-'60s progression, this album is a pleasurable experience recalling the days when musicians and singers really worked hard at what they did.
© Jon "Mojo" Mills /TiVo

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