James & Bobby Purify – I Take What I Want

When thinking of what I was going to bring you this week I had a bit of a shifty through my record collection and I came across this selection – however, I wasn’t sure whether to use this as I have 2 other versions of this actual song.

The first version (and undoubtedly best known) is Sam & Dave’s original released on Stax back in ’65. John Phillips also released a version of this called “The Soul Strut” but this was an instrumental which had a rather big band sound about it though it’s still funky and has a fantastic b-side too (which may well get featured at some stage here on the blog)

James & Bobby Purify started out as a singing duo back in 1965 and continued right through until the 80s, however they did have a change in line-up during that time with the original Bobby Purify (Robert Lee Dickey) quitting the group in ’71 due to health reasons before being replace by Ben Moore around ’74.

As well as this version of Sam & Dave’s original which they recorded in ’67, they also scored a minor hit with their take on Shake A Tail Feather around the same time.

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