I haven't heard this album but if it's from the late 70's he was very much in the end of his career, lost several teeth, addicted to drugs and he didn't sound very dynamic anymore. And he died soon after, RIP but it's painful to listen to a man that's only a shadow of his past glory anymore. Just another opinion, I'm sorry Gordy, you're a fan. I'm not. I prefer the earlier Back Beat recordings and that's enough from him for me.