Jesse Anderson – Swing Too High

Jesse Anderson - Swing Too High

I’ve been beavering away at Gazfunk HQ over the last week organising a number of different things which I hope to be able to bring you in the next few weeks. I’ve got our latest guest contributor lined up and almost ready to go, so with a bit of luck I’ll be able to feature their selection next week, and I’m sure it’ll be a track that you’ll all dig.

I’ve also been busy working on a number of guest dj slots in December. I can’t bring you the details as yet as I’m still agreeing dates with the venues/promoters but suffice to say there will hopefully be a number of dates that will form a tour in some very exciting and far away places – so watch this space!!

Before all that though I must bring you this week’s selection – and what a track this is (even if I do say so myself). There’s nothing better in my opinion than those funky soul tracks that have great production and that uptempo dancefloor sound and oh, has this record got it in spades!

Jesse Anderson was a Chicago musician who played his way through all of the “black” sounds from the late fifties through the 70s. Starting out as a bluesman (with his most well-known song “I Got A Problem” which was covered by the likes of Buddy Guy), moving through soul and into funk, Anderson has done it all. Funk fans will probably best know him for his version of “Mighty, Mighty” which was made popular by the legendary Baby Huey.

Today’s track starts with a fantastic piano intro, quickly joined by a great guitar riff before the pounding drums kick in. There’s also some great bass and horn work going on there, not to mention the JB style screaming vocals. I have to say that this record has it all and that it’s a shame that it has mostly lay undiscovered. Enjoy!!

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