Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Show Stopper

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Here's a later 45 from Richard Knighht, half of the Knight Brothers, who had some great 45s on the Chess family of labels. And it sounds nothing like the Knight Brothers.....

"Show Stopper" is an uptempo funky soul number that just burns from the moment it starts. The tune is heavy on the bass (it just rumbles throughout) with horns that pack a punch and a bit of wah-wah courtesy of the guitar. The more I listen to this, the more I hear the JB influence, especially in the confident, sometimes cocky, vocals. But it's not as tight as a JB production, and that intense yet loose playing is what makes this a keeper. I think I even hear feedback....


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