Dennis Coffey – River Rouge

Hello all – so we’re at the start of a new week and hopefully this next selection will help to shake off those winter blues.

As you should know (shame on you if you don’t) Dennis Coffey has long been regarded as a funk legend. In fact he was a long term member of The Funk Brothers and played on many classic hits including The Temptations –  Cloud Nine, The Isley Bros – It’s Your Thing and many more.

By the early 70’s he started to record many of his own tracks and provided the soundtrack to the cult Blaxploitation film “Black Belt Jones” as well as his songs being regularly used as the music for Soul Train’s line dance!!

This particular record is the flip of his cover of The Isley’s – It’s Your Thing & features The Lyman Woodward Trio. It starts with his trademark funky guitar sound before the mighty hammond organ kicks in. This is probably regarded as one of his rarest tracks on 45 (alongside Black Belt Jones)


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