Well, it’s about time we all went on another little trip to funky, funky New Orleans.
Danny White was born in New Orleans in 1931 and was a member of the legendary Huey “Piano” Smith’s band. His first solo release was in 1961 on the Dot label called “Give A Take”. He went on to release a further 15 singles but gained little commercial success. However his 1966 release”Cracked Up Over You” became a massively popular floorshaker on the northern soul scene showing that despite his lack of chart success, he still found fame amongst soul fans in the North of England.
With the release in 2000 of the excellent Soul Jazz Records compilation “New Orleans Funk” and the subsequent follow-up “Saturday Night Fish Fry”, White and many other New Orleans’ artists little-known gems were brought to the public’s attention.
This week’s cut, was selected for the New Orleans Funk Vol 2 compilation that was released a few years ago. The track itself was recorded in ’63 and as you would expect has more of an r&b groove, rather than the northern soul/funk sound that he was noted for.