Love / Black Beauty, Reel to Real

Black Beauty, which was waxed in '73, yet not released until 2012, and Reel to Real (1974) are extraordinary illustrations of Arthur Lee's chameleonic virtuosity - ala David Bowie - traversing genres and creating a few hybrids in the process.

Robert Rozelle, with his Jaco-esque phrasing and tone, and groovin’ pocket player Sherwood Akuna split the bass duties, dexterously shifting from funk, old school soul, and heavy metal riffage as per Arthur's restless muse.

Though ignored in their time, these performances are fascinating chapters in the Love Lee story.