Regular viewers of the blog will be well aware of my fondness for the hammond organ. In fact, I could post a hammond track every week for 2 or 3 years as there are so many cracking tunes in my collection featuring the mighty hammond, but I’ll try to ration them as I don’t want to bore everyone!
This week’s selection may come as a bit of a surprise to those who don’t know the song. Lee Dorsey is well known for his quirky R&B tracks but few will be aware of his harder funk sound. This cut, taken from 1968 features both Allen Toussaint and The Meters laying down an instrumental groove as funky as anything The Meters or Eddie Bo could muster for themselves.
The song itself is split into 2 parts (as was common back in those days) but it’s part 2 that we feature here. The song references “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell & the Drells (didn’t everyone back then??) and goes to show that Mr Dorsey wasn’t lying when he claimed “Everything I Do Gon’h Be Funky From Now On!”
Never a truer word spoken..