I fully admit to having a crush on the late Eddie Kendricks (born on this day in Union Springs, Alabama). How could I not? His adorable face was as gorgeous as his angelic voice.
His was the first falsetto I fell in love with and though over the past decades in all of my digging and research about soul and R&B, I've not found another as warm and pure as Eddie's. Of course it's all subjective and others might disagree, but for me Eddie was the king.
The Record of the Day is one of the recordings meant to jolt Eddie's solo career which was launched the previous year. Lyrically it was designed to echo some of the sweetest sentiments of his solos on Temptations records like "I'll Try Something New" and "Just My Imagination." Musically it's almost bubblegum psych-soul in the style of early 1970s Supremes (some of which were also produced by the Frank Wilson who produced this record). I wouldn't think it possible but that fuzz guitar on this record is nearly as sweet as Eddie's voice. This is one of Eddie's lesser celebrated singles, but it's my favorite. I hope you like it too.)
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!