DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO

Cold Grits: It’s Your Thing
From 7″ (Atco, 1969). Also available on various compilations.

Beat Week might be a faint memory but I can still add more songs via Beat Suite (yes, we are theme crazy, deal).

The mysterious Cold Grits only ever released this single on promo. It’s rare but not impossibly rare – I’ve turned up a pair on the Internet for about $5 each (noted: not a daily happenstance though). Moreover, its obscurity has been greatly reduced thanks to the zillion and one comps that have included it. Not like I blame them: the drums alone is worth the price of admission but the basslines and organ are like extra-super-duper icing on the cake. We dare you to find a better (instrumental) cover of the Isley Bros. “It’s Your Thing” than this.

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