Today’s selection is surprisingly one of the very few records that I own on the Stax-Volt label. I have plenty of 45s on Stax but the Volt offshoot doesn’t feature too heavily for some reason. This particular track is something that I was familiar with even before I became a big collector of funk and soul music. As to why I knew it, I have no idea and to be honest, I never knew what it was called or who it was by, until much later.
Released in 1971 “I’ll Kill A Brick…” was the first release by Hot Sauce in a career that spanned 6 singles on the aforementioned Volt label. The subsuquent releases were slower ballady type tracks (not that this is exactly a 100mph stomper!) In spite of the fact that this track was so familiar to me (and no doubt some of you), the group themselves I know very little about. I do know that they were an all female trio and that this single was rather oddly recorded in Detroit. Aside from that, I know that there was a tie-in with Al Perkins – some suggest his wife Irene Perkins was a member of the group, but I don’t know for sure. Anyway, regardless of the personnel involved this is a surefire winner in my eyes and a little bit of a slower groove than what I normally bring you but variety is indeed the spice of life. Enjoy!