Sunday, October 22, 2006

Said To Myself

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Here's a record I was very happy to stumble across recently, Willie West's "Said To Myself". Don't know much about how this Sansu production got on the Warner Bros. label, but this is one hell of a 45!

The production is straightforward, a solid bass line over a bubbly drumbeat, tasteful guitar lines with a nice amount of wah-wah. Horns are restrained and help the tune to build. What the song builds to are moments where the song really opens up. The horns slowly build behind seriously soulful vocals, the drums switch it up, the guitar soars. This is the what really gets the song under my skin. And it doesn't hurt that the music is tight, either. Buy this one on sight.


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