Monday, November 30, 2015

NUDGE IT UP A NOTCH

Both Steve Cropper and Felix Cavaliere have pretty impressive resumes.

Not ones to rest on their laurels, the pair united for a couple of records in the last decade with results one might expect from such a duo....in short, excellence!



On paper it's a dream match made in souls heaven, with iconic guitarist of Booker T and the MG's writing and recording with the legendary blue-eyed soul vocalist of The Young Rascals. 

The disc lives up to the hype, with their songwriting talents smoothly intertwining and the sound remarkably fresh and energized. 

Cavaliere's vocals retain his soulful phrasing and his organ recalls that old Rascal feeling, while Cropper's guitar - both as a lead and rhythm instrument - retains every bit of its defining Memphis identity. 



You'll want to check this whole platter out in the Vault...


4 comments:

  1. This is an interesting pairing. Sounds pretty good--kind of Rascals retro-like.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Definitely two greats that work together.

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  2. Nice. Nothing Earth-shattering, but very pleasant in an Oldies-sounding kind of way.

    ~ D-FensDogG

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    1. I may have lent this to you back in the day-I like it quite a bit.

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