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LP (Item 371496) Bluesway/ABC, 1969 — Condition: Used
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An unusual little album for Jimmy – much more down-home than most of his earlier recordings, in a style that's got a rootsy feel that's quite unusual, especially given that Jimmy was always equal parts blues and jazz singer on other sets. The move seems to be a clear attempt to "authenticate" Jimmy's sound for the college crowd at the time – and is fine, but it's not really the Jimmy we know. However, the album does have one really MASSIVE funky track – the standout "Thoughts Of Home", co-written and produced by Bill Cosby – who also says "smokin" on the choruses of the tune! The track's got a rolling, rattling funky sound that's amazing – and these mad horn parts that are as great as the heavy organ and guitar in the grooves! The rest of the set was produced by Ed Michel, with that down-homey feel – and titles include "Pillar To Post", "You Can't Do A Thing When You're Drunk", "Parcel Post Blues", "Bags Under My Eyes", and "Bug To Put N Yo Year". (Cover has ring & edge wear.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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