Today’s record is something that has resided in my collection for quite some time. I don’t know why I haven’t featured it before now – I guess sometimes I’ve focused on newer discoveries or felt in the form for something a little funkier. Rest assured though, this is one hell of a tune!
I don’t remember when or where I was when I first heard this song, but after the first listen I was hooked and had to “track” down a copy (sorry!). I know one thing – I’ve never heard another dj play it. Whether it’s still a little bit under the radar or doesn’t quite have the sound that a lot of djs favour at the moment, I’m not quite sure.
So what of the song itself? Well, it was released in 1974 on the Soul-Po-Tion label and has quite an unusual sound for it’s time. The drums are very central to the sound but it’s certainly not a funk record, there’s also quite a beautiful piano sound with nice horns running through it and quite clearly sounds like it was a backing arrangement for a vocal soul song, which is exactly what it was. The a-side is called “I Feel It Comin” and has fantastic vocals but for some reason, I don’t think it works as well as the instrumental version. Perhaps if you ever get a chance to listen, you can judge for yourself. Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll catch up with you all next week. Peace!