Herbie Hancock - “Butterfly” - Directstep. Written by Hancock and Bernie Maupin, they first recorded on The Headhunters album “Thrust”. This newer version features an energetic guitar solo by Ray Obiedo. Directstep might be my favorite 3 song album ever.
Herbie Hancock - “I Thought It Was You” -
Direct Step Sunlight. At the tail end of the Headhunters era come s this gem in 1978. Note how it evokes the vocal elements of “Rockit”, yet it came out 5 years before. Now this is a killing disco cut.
Herbie Hancock Headhunters - “Butterfly” - Thrust. I remember ordering this CD for $38.50 imported from Japan back in 1998, a date that is closer to the last time I actually bought a CD than today. Ah, simpler times.