Friday, September 30, 2011

Checking in

I’m still here.  It’s been busy busy busy lately, too busy to give proper attention to Feel It I’m afraid.

But I thought I should just say don’t drop me off your links. I will get back in the groove soon…. but not for another couple of  weeks. Mrs Darce and I will have been married 25 years next week so we thought we would indulge ourselves a bit and we are off to the South of France for 10 days of what will hopefully be more sun in the vein we have been belatedly enjoying here in the UK in recent days.  

These following two tracks will hopefully keep you going until posting resumes in earnest. 

Josephine Taylor only released five singles, all in the mid to late sixties, but just listen to that voice.   

These songs are both sides of Josephine’s first 45 – not a bad debut! The sentiment in these songs goes out to my best girl from one of my favourite singers.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wardell Quezergue R.I.P.

We're on a bad run of late. Three big names from the world of Soul have left us in recent times: first Jerry Ragavoy, then Nick Ashford, and yesterday Wardell Quezergue passed away at the age of 81. I've learned that finding any of those names in the writing, arranging, or production credits of a record means there is quality in the grooves.  

Currently my blogroll is clear testament to the esteem in which Wardell is held. I can't really add anything to the heartfelt comments found in those posts so let's just listen to another beautiful Wardell Querergue arrangement.

King Floyd - Handle With Care  (1974)