O'DONEL LEVY

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Jazz and R&B guitarist O’Donel Levy grew up in South Baltimore and attended the Peabody Institute. He worked with Julius Brockington’s groups and toured throughout the east coast. While in New York Levy hooked up with Jimmy McGriff and George Benson for whom he recorded and toured. His first solo album was released in 1971 on the Groove Merchant label.

His groups featured many talented Baltimore area musicians, including Aleta Greene, Gary Grainger, David Smith, Jimmy Wilson, Charles Covington, Jimmy Maelm, and Stafford Levy. He and Greene have since been featured performers at Baltimore Artscape Festivals.

Levy moved to Singapore in the early 90s. He continued to perform at various festivals, including the Blues Fest in Jonesboro, AR, the Montreaux Jazz Festival in France, the Idyllwild Jazz Festival in California, and a January 2003 Tribute to Charlie Byrd at Peabody. He returned to the area in 2002 and set up
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SimbaSimba
P-Vine Japan 2003
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Everything I Do Gonna Be FunkyEverything I Do Gonna Be Funky
LRC Ltd. 2009
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Dawn of a New DayDawn of a New Day
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Groove Merchant 2007
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Breeding of MindBreeding of Mind
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Groove Merchant 2007
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Groove Merchant 2007
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O'DONEL LEVY Black Velvet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Velvet
Soul Jazz 1971
O'DONEL LEVY Breeding Of Mind album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Breeding Of Mind
Soul Jazz 1972
O'DONEL LEVY Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky
RnB 1973
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Dawn Of A New Day
Soul Jazz 1973
O'DONEL LEVY Simba album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Simba
Soul Jazz 1974
O'DONEL LEVY Windows album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Windows
RnB 1976
O'DONEL LEVY Time Has Changed album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Has Changed
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1977
O'DONEL LEVY Through A Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Through A Song
Soul Jazz 1982
O'DONEL LEVY In the Name of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In the Name of Love
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2005

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O'DONEL LEVY Hands Of Fire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hands Of Fire
Soul Jazz 1974

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O'DONEL LEVY Simba

Album · 1974 · Soul Jazz
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For many, "Simba" is their holy grail. A stout synthesis of jazz, funk, and soul, "Simba" has few peers from the '70's scene. The leadoff track is an absolute monster, an classic nonpareil that can be put first on any souljazz or jazzfunk compilation.

Arranged and supervised by Manny Albam, Levy's guitar shines through the beautiful strings and funky vamps and punchy horns. The title track and "Playhouse" are really the only up tempo songs on the album, the funk smokers. The others pieces are moody, sometimes introspective, always lovely. The song names are perfect for the setting--"Kilimanjaro Cookout" "Sierra Lonely" and "Nigerian Knights" are a few examples, and "Sad, Sad Simba" makes a nice counter to "Bad Bad Simba".

The top of the heap and Levy's finest 37 minutes.

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