Junior Delahaye: I Love You (Wackie’s, 1982, Showcase)
Cool Chris at the Groove Merchant put me up on this one. What’s not to like about a reggae cover, produced out of the oustanding Wackie’s Studio, covering The Fuzz? Same album also has a solid cover of “Sittin’ In the Park.”
365 Days of Soul, #162
Douglas and Lonero: Right Place, Wrong Time (Haji, 197?, Live at Charley Brown’s)
This album has been described to me as “the best lounge soul album ever.” High praise but not insane; it is an exceptionally good lounge album, filled with all kinds of covers + good stage banter + solid instrumental interludes. It was hard to pull just one track off here but this was one of the first songs in the set and I dig how thunderously funky they go on this Dr. John classic.
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Frightnrs: I’d Rather Go Blind (Daptone, 2015, 7″)
Pretty cool new single on Daptone. Frightnrs are a NYC-based, dub/roots-influenced band and here they offer up a cover of the Etta James classic. Feeling this.
365 Days of Soul, #156
The New Birth: Never Can Say Goodbye (RCA, 1971, Ain’t No Big Thing, But It’s Growing)
I originally picked up this LP for “Honey Bee” but totally forgot that the New Birth do a commendable job here, covering the Jackson 5. Shout out to the late Harvey Fuqua.
365 Days of Soul, #144
Gerald Faulk and the Return of the Flames: Express Yourself (Lanor, 197?, 7″)
I’m never NOT going to be down for a Louisiana cover of the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band.
365 Days of Soul, #135