| March 1 & 8, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs|
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Spark Plug is the second album by soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks which was recorded for the Prestige label in 1971.
The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating "It's more relaxed, funky, occasionally bluesy jazz with guitar and organ to the fore, very much of a piece with the Prestige soul-jazz "house" sound circa 1970".
All compositions by Melvin Sparks except as indicated
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewwod Cliffs New Jersey on May 1 (track 1) and May 8 (tracks 2-5), 1971
Melvin Sparks - guitar
Virgil Jones - trumpet
Grover Washington, Jr. - tenor saxophone
Reggie Roberts (tracks 2-5), Leon Spencer (track 1) - organ
Idris Muhammad - drums
Bob Porter - producer
Rudy Van Gelder - engineer
- "Who's Gonna Take the Weight" (Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, Dennis Thomas, Richard Westfield) - 9:20
- "Spark Plug" - 8:50
- "Conjunction Mars" - 8:11
- "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 4:14
- "Dig Dis" - 6:45
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