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Melvin Sparks - Akilah! album

Melvin Sparks - Akilah! album
  • Performer Melvin Sparks
  • Title Akilah!
  • Date of release 1992
  • Country US
  • Style Soul, Funk
  • Other formats AIFF MP4 AUD MPC DMF ASF TTA
  • Genre Soul
  • Size MP3 1125 mb
  • Size FLAC 1616 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 199

Sparks! is a solid soul-jazz outing that looks to commercial material for the bulk of the set, but doesn't unduly compromise itself in a pop direction. The brass, handled by Virgil Jones (trumpet) Houston Person (tenor sax), and John Manning (tenor sax), is usually secondary to the guitar-organ riffs.

Melvin Sparks (March 22, 1946 – March 15, 2011) was an American soul jazz, hard bop and jazz blues guitarist. He recorded a number of albums for Prestige Records, later recording for Savant Records. He appeared on several recordings with musicians including Lou Donaldson, Sonny Stitt, Leon Spencer and Johnny Hammond Smith. Sparks was born in Houston, Texas, United States, and raised in a musical family

Melvin Sparks ‎– Akilah! Label: BGP Records ‎– BGPD 1066. Format: Vinyl, Album, LP, Reissue. Orchestrated By – Billy Ver Planck Written-By – M Sparks.

Melvin Sparks – Akilah! (Full Album/Vinyl) 1972. Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Funk, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Jazz Fusion, Jazz Guitar, Hammond Organ, Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, Rare Record, Vinyl, Rare Grooves, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Idris Muhammad, Buddy Caldwell, Virgil Jones, Sonny Fortune, George Coleman, Frank Wess, Dave Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Boogaloo, Blues, Percussion

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1. Thank You 2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 3. Charlie Brown 4. Stinker 5. Spill The Wine. 6. Love The Life You Live 7. On The Up 8. All Wrapped Up 9. Akilah 10. Blues For JB 11. Image Of Love. Year Released: 1970 (Sparks/Original), 1972 (Akilah/Original), 1993 (Reissue).

BPM Profile Melvin Sparks '75. Album starts at BPM, ends at 184BPM (+184), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Melvin Sparks.


A1 Love The Life You Live 5:35
A2 On The Up 6:23
A3 All Wrapped Up 4:40
B1 Akilah 4:35
B2 Blues For J.B. 7:05
B3 THe Image Of Love 6:45

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Fantasy
  • Distributed By – Lexington Co., Ltd.


  • Drums – Idris Muhammad
  • Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Flute – Dave Hubbard (tracks: B3), Hubert Laws (tracks: B3)
  • Guitar – Melvin Sparks
  • Orchestrated By – Billy Ver Planck*
  • Organ, Piano – Leon Spencer*
  • Percussion – Buddy Caldwell
  • Saxophone [Alto] – George Coleman (tracks: B1), Sonny Fortune (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
  • Saxophone [Tenor] – Dave Hubbard (tracks: A3), Frank Wess (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Trumpet – Ernie Royal (tracks: B1), Virgil Jones (tracks: A1, A2, B1)


"Akilah means: Perception - Discernment - Intelligence - Understanding"

Manufactured from master owned by Fantasy Inc., Berkeley California

Originally released in 1972

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: (A) P-10039 A2 FANTASY INC USA
  • Matrix / Runout: (A) P-10039 B. FANTASY INC USA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PR 10039, PRST 10039 Melvin Sparks Akilah! ‎(LP, Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 10039, PRST 10039 US 1972
PR 10039, PRST-10039 Melvin Sparks Akilah! ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Prestige, Prestige PR 10039, PRST-10039 US 1972
PR10039, Prestige 10039, PRT-10039, Prestige Stere Melvin Sparks Akilah! ‎(LP, Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige, Prestige PR10039, Prestige 10039, PRT-10039, Prestige Stere US 1972
PR 10039, PRST-10039 Melvin Sparks Akilah! ‎(LP, Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 10039, PRST-10039 US 1972
PR 10039 Melvin Sparks Akilah! ‎(LP) Prestige, Bellaphon PR 10039 Germany 1972