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Reggie Lucas - Survival Themes Full Album
  • Performer:
    Reggie Lucas
  • Title:
    Survival Themes
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  • Size FLAC version
    1202 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1268 mb
  • Record from:
    Vinyl, LP, Album


1Tender Years4:26
2Electric Reflection8:08
4The Barefoot Song9:42
6Faces Of Fortune3:48
7Season Of The Monsoon6:05
8 Survival Themes


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
UCCJ-9036Reggie Lucas Survival Themes ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)East WindUCCJ-9036Japan2002
UCCJ-9160Reggie Lucas Survival Themes ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)East WindUCCJ-9160Japan2015
IC 6010Reggie Lucas Survival Themes ‎(LP, Album)Inner City RecordsIC 6010US1978


  • ArtworkEiko Ishioka
  • BassAnthony Jackson, Michael Henderson
  • Congas, PercussionJames Mtume
  • Design [Album]Eiko Ishioka, Motoko Naruse
  • DrumsHoward King
  • Electric Piano, Clavinet, SynthesizerHubert Eaves
  • Executive-ProducerToshinari Koinuma
  • Guitar, Written-By, ProducerReggie Lucas
  • Other [Promotional Director] – Yukio Morisaki
  • Tenor SaxophoneJohn Stubblefield
  • TromboneClifford Adams
  • TrumpetJoe Gardnen


Recorded July 29, 1975


  • Manufactured By – Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.


To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Reggie Lucas. Songs in album Reggie Lucas - Survival Themes 1975. Reggie Lucas - Slewfoot. Reggie Lucas - Tender Years. Reggie Lucas - The Barefoot Song. Reggie Lucas - Survival Themes Season Of The Monsoonfaces Of Fortunetabarcaelectric Reflection. Survival Themes is a fusion music album recording by REGGIE LUCAS released in 1976 on CD, LPVinyl andor cassette. REGGIE LUCAS - Survival Themes. Jazz music community with review and forums. 0 rating 0 review. Album 1976. Filed under Fusion By REGGIE LUCAS. Listen free to Reggie Lucas Survival Themes Slewfoot, Tender Years and more. 7 tracks 40:09. Reggie Lucas born Reginald Grant Lucas on February 25, 1953 died May 19, 2018 was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. Lucas is best remembered for producing the majorit read more. Lucas is best remembered for producing the majority of Madonna's 1983 self-titled debut alb read more. From the 1976 album Survival Themes Season Of The Monsoon 6:05 Faces Of Fortune 3:48 Tabarca 4:56 Electric Reflection 8: Themes. Season Of The Monsoon. Survival Themes LP, Album. Inner City Records. IC 6010. Many well known names and bunch of dull tracks. Worst of all, Reggie Lucas haven't improvised well. You can hear it clearly in The Barefoot Song with its clumsy guitar solo, but the title Survival Themes suite is a real embarrassment, that sounds like a house jam played by a teen musician. Répondre Me notifier Helpful. Features Song Lyrics for Reggie Lucas's Survival Themes album. Includes Album Cover, Release Year, and User Lucas, the famed guitarist and producer who backed Miles Davis and produced Madonna, died Saturday May 19 at age 65 as reported by The New York Times. The cause was announced as advanced heart failure. A New York native who met lifelong friend Nile Rodgers at a Vietnam protest in Union Square, Lucas was embroiled in radical politics - and it fed his roiling guitar sound. Lucas only solo album, recorded in Japan and long out of print, is an excellent gateway for anyone curious as to what his Miles-less solo career was all about. It seems to contain all his moods, from ethereal drones to gutbucket blues and back again. Guitarist Reggie Lucas, who had a wildly varied career-from backing soul vocalists Billy Paul and Roberta Flack to playing in Miles Davis groundbreaking early 70s electric bands to performing on Olatunjis world-music classic Soul Makossa to producing the majority of Madonnas debut album-died on Saturday, May 19, due to complications from heart disease. He was 65. Nonetheless, Lucas was a strong blues-based lead guitarist, as his first solo album, 1976s Survival Themes, displays on tunes like Slewfoot, on which he trades between gutty single-notes lines and a classic wah-wah scratch. Lucas greatest successes were as a songwriter and producer. Reggie Lucas Survival Themes. Artist: Reggie Lucas, Song: Survival Themes, Duration: 23:12, File type: mp3


Wow, such hostility! "Don't even LISTEN to this record"?? Do you have, like, some sort of vendetta against it, trying to retaliate against it for some weird reason, by convincing people not to even go near it? Let THEM listen and decide! Um, you might not realize that "fusion-funk stuff" is still popular among quite a few of us cratediggers and non-DJ musicheads in 2018. But obviously you don't like that genre, so why not tell us what style were you HOPING this record would be?

Personally, I've never been too impressed with the first two tracks here; they sound like an attempt to go "R&B-fusion lite" for airplay's sake. As for "The Barefoot Song", yes, Lucas' solo goes on a couple of minutes too long and is not terribly inspired-- they should have pushed him to do a few more takes. He did better soloing in live shows with Miles, when he was actually allowed to do some, which was not often enough. But the tune itself is fine, and Anthony Jackson's solo-- damn. Especially near the end of it, he does a boatload of sophisticated stuff with double-stops-- that's two harmonized notes played on the bass, for those not familiar. It's extraordinary that he already had such extensive harmonic knowledge in his head at the age of twenty-three.

The "Survival Themes", I like a lot. "Season of the Monsoon" is a soulful, almost mournful statement that reminded me of early-'70s exploratory Santana when I first heard it. The next two tracks are pleasant, contemplative guitar-and-percussion features that feature the kind of chording I wish Lucas had included in his "Barefoot" solo. And then for the finale: "Electric Reflection" seems to be the Pete Cosey-ish distortion-pedal freakout (over Mtume's congas) that Lucas never got to do in Miles' band because, well, that was Cosey's assigned territory. It's high-volume wailing catharsis for when you need such things (and don't we all, from time to time?)

Anyway, folks, this is by no means a perfect album, but there's some fine tasty stuff here, and I recommend that YOU decide for yourself.
Don't buy or even listen to this record - this is an embarrassingly amateurish attempt to play some fusion/funk stuff, that was popular in 1975. Many well known names and bunch of dull tracks. Worst of all, Reggie Lucas haven't improvised well. You can hear it clearly in "The Barefoot Song" with its clumsy guitar solo, but the title "Survival Themes" suite is a real embarrassment, that sounds like a house jam played by a teen musician.