Herbie Hancock Headhunters (1973)

Columbia
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  • 1. Chameleon
  • 2. Watermelon Man
  • 3. Sly
  • 4. Vein Melter

This is THE definitive funk-jazz fusion album - truly jaw-droppingly good stuff that instantly set the standard against which other fusion musicians measured themselves!

This is one of those perfect albums that you will want to play from beginning to end, but the most famous tracks are probably the much-sampled awesome fifteen minute long Chameleon and the super-funky version of Watermelon Man!

And what great cover art! They don't make them like this anymore!

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Herbie Hancock's debut album in 1962 launched a phenomenal career. Features Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon and includes the seminal 'Watermelon Man".
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Herbie HancockMr Hands (1980)Columbia
Harvey Mason, Bill Summers, Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson et al. Includes the killer fusion of 'Shiftless Shuffle'.
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Herbie HancockMy Point Of ViewBlue Note
Brilliant, less-well-known Herbie Hancock album featuring a larger group than usual with guitar and trombone! Check the superb "King Cobra"! Recommended!
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Herbie HancockCrossings (1972)Warner Bros
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Herbie HancockMwandishiWarner Bros
Experimental album originally released in 1971.
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Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage (1965)Blue Note
Brilliant, brilliant album - every track's a winner! Highly recommended!
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Herbie HancockFat Albert Rotunda (1969)Warner Bros.
Monster, monster, monster funk jazz bomb! Killer late 60s with 'Wiggle-Waggle'.
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Stone cold classic Herbie Hancock featuring Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams! Includes the timeless 'Cantaloupe Island'
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