Thursday, November 13, 2008

An obsessional

Oh dear. I have been feeling very lazy lately. Certainly too lazy to put together any serious words for a post.

So with no words from me the music here must speak for itself, and both sides of this 45 certainly do.

You know, every now and then you get one of those moments when you’ve had a really good experience and you feel have to tell somebody (everybody) about it, and right away? Well this 45 dropped through the letterbox today and I haven’t been able to stop playing it. A stunning piece of vinyl, and it was a steal. Hairs standing up on the back of the neck, lump in the throat, that funny feeling in the chest, tears of joy welling up – I tell you, it’s all going on.

Betty Bibbs is yet another great soul singer from the golden age that slipped under the radar and is now filed under “where are they now”, and once again I have to thank Sir Shambling for turning me on to her.

This is Seriously Southern Soul.

Betty Bibbs – Who’s Gonna Take Care Of Me? 1971*
Betty Bibbs – The Story Of My Life 1971*

*I’m guessing, but the length of the tracks probably puts them in the 70s.


Davy H said...

Seriously it is. Terrific!

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marmiteboy said...

Fantastic stuff. How did she slip through the net?

Southern Soul; Keeping the faith.