Amazing work from Timmy Thomas – a southern soulster with a groove like no other! At some level, Timmy shared the bluesy and sweet soul styles of his Miami contemporaries at the TK label – but at another, he had this wild approach that often used bits of electronic percussion, in a primitive
drum machine mode that gave his tracks a wonderful future
that was really rare for the time! Timmy's best known for his huge crossover classic "Why Can't We Live Together" – a massive tune that was very much in the Stevie Wonder/Syreeta mode – but this set brings to light a motherlode of Timmy's other work from the time, all steeped in spare organ lines, deep soul vocals, and lightly skipping percussion that makes for a really compelling groove! Titles include "Why Can't We Live Together", "Funky Me", "I've Got To See You Tonight", "You're The Song I Always Wanted To Sing", "What Can I Tell Her", "Sweet Brown Sugar", "People Are Changin", "Ebony Affair", "Dizzy Dizzy World", "Love Shine", "Stone To The Bone", "Freak In Freak Out", "Take Care Of Home", "Fox With The Box", and "Are You Crazy (part 1)".