Maybe the first-ever really good collection we've seen of the music of Don Gardner – a hell of a strong soul singer, and one who was often associated with Hammond combos – especially his group with organist Dee Dee Ford! And although that pair's hits have been reissued often, this set's the first to dig deeper – into Don's other soul recordings of the 60s, and his wealth of gritty, groovy, hard-edged singles – many of which have a strong undercurrent of R&B! Funk label Tramp have really done a great job here – and are re-approaching Gardner's career with a whole new set of ears – giving his music a really fresh listen from a funk perspective, in a way that really opens up our understanding of his sound and style. The set's overflowing with gritty gems – and titles include "Take Five", "Excedrin", "My Baby Likes To Boogaloo", "I'm A Practical Guy", "People
Sho Act Funny", "I Really Love You Baby", "Dog Eat Dog", "Let's Party", "I'm In Such Misery", "Tighten Up Your Love Bone", "Is This Really Love", and "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy".
(2LPs – with bonus download of full album!)