MELVIN SPARKS

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Melvin Sparks is the Essential Guitar Player! He’s The Master Of The Groove! The Acid-Jazz Pioneer! The Originator of Soul Jazz, Old School Acid Jazz & BarbecueFunk(FUNKJAZZ)

Over the last thirty years he has played with some of Jazz’s greatest musicians: David "Fathead" Newman, Lou Donaldson, Hank Crawford, Reuben Wilson and John Patton (are amongst the many). During the 1970s, Sparks backed up Lou Donaldson on the Funk-Jazz classics "Everything I Play Is Funky" and "Hot Dog".

Sparks recorded seven albums of his own and played on over 100 other albums. As a session man for Blue Note and Prestige Records, Sparks laid his signature guitar work on many other musician’s albums without ever being in spotlight. It was during this time that Melvin defined the jazz-guitar sound of a generation.

Melvin Sparks is still a much sought-after studio player, both new and old talents seek him out now more
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MELVIN SPARKS Sparks! album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Sparks!
Soul Jazz 1970
MELVIN SPARKS Spark Plug album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Spark Plug
Soul Jazz 1971
MELVIN SPARKS Akilah! album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Akilah!
Soul Jazz 1972
MELVIN SPARKS Texas Twister album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Texas Twister
Soul Jazz 1973
MELVIN SPARKS Melvin Sparks '75 album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Melvin Sparks '75
Soul Jazz 1975
MELVIN SPARKS Sparkling album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sparkling
Soul Jazz 1982
MELVIN SPARKS I'm A `Gittar´Player album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm A `Gittar´Player
Soul Jazz 1997
MELVIN SPARKS What You Hear Is What You Get album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What You Hear Is What You Get
Soul Jazz 2003
MELVIN SPARKS It Is What It Is album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Is What It Is
Soul Jazz 2004
MELVIN SPARKS This Is It! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is It!
Soul Jazz 2005
MELVIN SPARKS Groove On Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Groove On Up
Soul Jazz 2006
MELVIN SPARKS I'm Funky Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm Funky Now
RnB 2017

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MELVIN SPARKS Live At Nectar's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Nectar's
Soul Jazz 2016

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MELVIN SPARKS Sparks! / Akilah album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sparks! / Akilah
Soul Jazz 1993
MELVIN SPARKS Legends of Acid Jazz album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Legends of Acid Jazz
Soul Jazz 1996
MELVIN SPARKS Texas Twister / ' 75 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Texas Twister / ' 75
Soul Jazz 2006

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