Why they never released Junior Wells' "Watch Me Move" as a single, I'll never know. Well, I guess I kind of know. It may have fit a little better with the R&B singles of 1971 than the disco of 1975, but MAN this record really cooks!
I've always had a soft spot of Junior's special brand of funky blues. I'm actually not sure this particular song qualifies as blues per se. It's really funk, but most of Junior's records had at least one foot firmly planted in the blues and many times his other foot was tapping (on the one) in funk.
Though he made nods to his birthplace of Memphis, his sound was all tough & rough Chicago electric blues. He was less like his soulful cousin (fellow harp player) Little Junior Parker, and more rugged like a Little Walter for the funk era.
Today Junior Wells would have turned 80 years old. In his honor, bust a funky blues groove to this Record of the Day (from the Delmark LP Blues on Tap).
DJ Action Slacks
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!