Despite the somewhat smug album title, which makes it seem as if Eric Burdon wanted to broadcast the newfound credibility he'd gained from playing with black Americans from the L.A. ghettos (plus a Dutch harmonica player), there are some truly hypnotic, jazz-inflected funk grooves here. THE BLACK-MAN'S BURDON peaks when Burdon lays out and gives War its head.
Paint It Black Medley
Nights In White Satin Medley
Bare Back Ride
They Can't Take Away Our Music
Eric Burdon (vocals); Howard Scott (vocals, guitar); B.B. Dickerson (vocals, bass); Lee Oskar (harmonica, background vocals); Charles Miller (flute, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones); Lonnie Jordan (piano, organ, background vocals); Harold Brown (drums); Dee Allen (congas, percussion, background vocals); Sharone Scott & The Beautiful New Born Children Of Southern California.
Recorded at Wally Heider's Studios, San Fransisco, 1970