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Leroy Hutson: Can’t Say Enough About Mom (Buddah, 1974, The Man!)

Hutson is one of those artists whose catalogs I keep dipping into now and again but never in a concentrated way. As such, I feel like I’m constantly rediscovering his magnificence as a singer/songwriter/arranger/producer. While not obscure, I think it’s fair to say that Hutson has been relatively underrated, especially when we think back to key talents of the ’70s soul era. It’s easy to forget that, for example, Hutson co-wrote Donny Hathaway’s “The Ghetto” as a college student! Or that he replaced Curtis Mayfield in The Impressions. I mean, that’s a pretty staggering resume, all said. And in any case, Hutson’s output in the early through mid ’70s was rock-solid, including this album, his second solo effort. Just listen to the richness of the production on “Can’t Say Enough About Mom.” In fact, with Mother’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect Sunday brunch jam to lay down.1

365 Days of Soul, #129

  1. Yeah, I’m cheating since I backdated this post but didn’t actually write it until after Mother’s Day.