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The music was originally written as the theme music to a cartoon series by Bill Cosby, but the tunes are so strong that they merited release as an album in thier own right. Some of the more up-tempo tracks remind me of the funkier side of Aretha Franklin with their tight brass section arrangements and solid backing from the rhythm section. The slower numbers don't vie for attention as much as the other tracks but they do grow on you, and you'll soon find yourself humming those too. For the main part, though, it is funk of the highest quality.
If you've heard Herbie's "Head Hunters" and "Thrust" and loved them (or even if you liked it but were maybe slightly put off by the heavy use of synthesisers) then I'd give this a listen -the only thing electrical which he plays on this record is the Fender-Rhodes keyboard. This was the first time he recorded with the instrument, I think, but already you can hear how at home he is with it - his solo on "Wiggle-Waggle" will have dancing around like nobody's business!
The only complaint I have about this album is that it wasn't reissued sooner. Up until very recently the music was only available on a CD which brings together this and the other two recordings which Herbie made for Warner Bros between '69 and '72 ("Mwandishi" and "Crossings") but the music featured on this disc is very different from that on the other two indeed (these two are, in fact, reminiscent of Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew"), so there's a lot to be said in favour of approaching the albums individually. This one comes highly recommended.