45 years ago legendary eccentric producer Swamp Dogg brought Doris Curry into a Muscle Shoals studio to record her first album. It would prove to be perhaps the definitive deep soul LP. At least as far as Dave Godin, the man who coined the term, was concerned. In the UK Doris Duke (her stage name was taken from the heiress) is legendary. In the states she is certainly not celebrated enough.
My selection of the day is the second single from the above mentioned LP. The beautifully crafted, clever composition was written by Swamp Dogg and Gary "US" Bonds. The production perfectly captures the emotion of a woman who has just faced the shock of finding her lover in the arms of another. How would I feel in such a situation? I would want to high-tail it out of there as fast as my feet could carry me. The rhythm of the piano, which simultaneously portrays a racing heartbeat and a hurried footstep, makes me feel as if I'm running right along side Doris as she talks herself though a devastating realization. It's pure genius.
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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!