Eddy Giles: Losin’ Boy (Murco, 196?, 7″)
Soul single out of Louisiana.
There’s a great American song tradition of “I’m a loser/sad sack” anthems though I have to say, Eddy Giles – Shreveport, represent – doesn’t actually sound that broken down here. The song is downright kind of…peppy. Needs more anguish.
(Also, for the life of me, I could swear he says “I’m not Ray Charles” but I can’t figure out if he’s actually saying that or something else. Someone help me out here).
365 Days of Soul, #58