Eddie Bo – If It’s Good To You (It’s Good For You)

Eddie Bo - If It's Good To You (It's Good For You)

In spite of my best intention to bring you my update earlier in the week, life (and more specifically work) got in the way. Perhaps a Saturday might be the best time though as I have a little more time and some of you guys will be off work with more of an opportunity to listen to some quality ear candy. We’ll see how that turns out over the coming weeks…

When thinking of what to bring you this week it struck me that after 6 years of Gazfunk (where does the time go??) I have yet to feature one of the funkiest cats that ever lived, Mr Eddie Bo. Well, technically that’s not quite true as he has featured before in some of his other guises but never before as Eddie Bo in his own right. One of the challenges when picking a Bo track is deciding which one to feature. I’m sure most of you have heard Hook & Sling many times so I wanted to showcase a recording that is a little more obscure, but no less funky.

“If It’s Good…” was released in 1969 and kick-started a run of 45s that remain to this day some of the funkiest 45s ever cut and all released within the space of a year or so.”Hook & Sling”, “Check Your Bucket”, “Getting To The Middle” and “We’re Doing It (Thang)” all served to illustrate just how damn funky Mr Bocage was. So pour yourself a drink, turn up the volume on your speakers and groove to the sound of Mr Eddie Bo!

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