So I’m finally back after my 2 week trip around Europe. I must say for any of you yet to travel to Berlin, it’s a must visit. They are certainly keeping the spirit of rare soul and funk alive. Big shout out to the guys at Soulkombinat & Soul Explosion for two great nights.
Anyway, back to the matter at hand and this week’s update. This track is something that despite being on the Chess label I only came across 3 or 4 years ago. After a long search for a copy I was delighted to finally pick up one about 6 months back.
The Kittens recording career started back in ’64 when they were signed to the ABC/Paramount label by the legendary Johnny Pate. They cut a limited number of singles without any major success before joining the legendary Chess label in ’68, where they released this choice along with a few others.
By this stage the Chess label’s sound had changed dramatically from the blues of Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters et al to the more soulful sounds of Etta James and Little Milton amongst others. This musical change is equally reflected in this cut by The Kittens.