Sunday, April 16, 2006

Move Your Hand - Part 1

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A couple of weeks back I plucked this great jazz 45 off the 'bay after looking for it all over the local record shops to no avail. Usually coming up with jazz 45s here and there is not a problem, but suddenly they don't seem to be anywhere. Anyway, Lonnie Smith's "Move Your Hand - Part 1" (from the LP of the same name, released 1969) has been on heavy rotation ever since.

"Move Your Hand" has a solid mid-tempo groove with percussion that's spot on, lovely guitar work (that little bit of jangly-ness works), the organ bubbling underneath, and some powerful horns, but what really cinches it for me, what really knocks me out is those raspy, soulful vocals. And it's only a couple of lines before then the groove comes to the fore and the soloing begins, but it really sets this tune apart.

Have a listen here. Highly recommended & it shouldn't set you back much at all.


Blogger Brent Goodsell said...

This has been a favorite of mine for years. Great spin, so sleazy sounding.

4:14 PM  

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