I was mulling over whether I could really commit to another year of
“Advent-ure” here (i.e. a post a day in December up to Christmas)
and then I blinked and it was already the 9th! So no then!
continued to be too all consuming lately. Maximum frustration. You
have a computer system that, although not perfect, has served you
well for many years, then a new one comes along (in the guise of the
great common groupwide system)... and despite many months of testing
and “support” from our lauded central team is clearly not
configured properly in some areas. I expect many of you have been
there so I won't bang on. As a result is all I seem to want to do when
I get home in the evenings lately is to sit down in front of the tele
telling myself now there is light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm
not sure. Enough of that.
confess to never paying Joe Simon much attention before. Passed by on
the other side of the street. His voice has never grabbed me and I
suppose my entry point initially had been 1972 and I maintain his
output by then was a bit lame. Anyway I stumbled across this 1970
Sound Stage 7 track of his recently - I Got A Whole Lot Of Lovin'
- and was blown away. The track MOVES. Locked down by an insistent
bass line and punctuated by some great brass Joe puts in a great
performance but it's the drums that really stand out. They are simply
amazing. GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME!
This has caused me to start delving into Joe's catalog and I think I can find some more of his 45s to put on the wantlist. Not long after acquiring this SS7 45 I was at my local little record fair (the mainly R&R) one, more on which anon) and found another Joe Simon 45. When I'm Gone on Vee Jay From earlier in his career and now also in my collection. It's on the Deep side and is also right up my street, and I'm crossing over to the same side of the road as Joe now, it seems.
Mostly vinyl, mostly a private pleasure - until now.
Music posted here I have bought and gained much pleasure from listening to down the years (or months, or days!). So in the spirit of an 'all back to mine' it's time to share it.
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