Artist Melvin Sparks
Producer Bob Porter
Release date 1971
Label Prestige Records
|Recorded March 1 & 8, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs|
Similar Akilah!, Legends of Acid Jazz, Sparks!
Spark Plug is the second album by soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks which was recorded for the Prestige label in 1971.
Melvin sparks spark plug
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
- "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
1Who's Gonna Take the Weight?9:05