Different Strokes For Different Folks (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Essential Media 
Year: 2016 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1 Sweet Thang 
2 Daddy Please Don't Go Out Tonight 
3 Why Did You Put Shoes Under My Bed 
4 Stop By 
5 Bad Luck 
6 Hitching A Ride 
7 Standing In The Grits Line 
8 In The Sweet Bye & Bye 
9 Ain't Nothing a Young Girl Can Do 
10 If There's A Will There's A Way 
11 What's In The Headlines 

Originally released in 1972 

PERSONNEL: 

Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Eades 
Bass – David Hood 
Drums, Percussion – Roger Hawkins 
Electric Piano, Organ, Clavichord – Barry Beckett 
Engineer – Jerry Masters, Steve Melton 
Guitar – Jimmy Johnson, Pete Carr 
Lead Guitar – Eddie Hinton, Tippy Armstrong 
Tenor Saxophone – Harvey Thompson 
Trombone – Dale Quillen 
Trumpet – Harrison Calloway 
Vocals - Don Covay 

This is a killer album, a bit like Howlin' Wolf and Bo Diddley's late-60s funky albums on Chess. Tracks like "Bad Luck" and "If There's A Will There's A Way" are so good you won't believe you haven't heard them before! 

Don Covay was one of the leading figures in the 1960s soul music explosion, who clearly and directly inspired the vocal stylings of rock 'n' roll legends like Mick Jagger and Eric Burdon, and worked as composer and producer with the likes of Chubby Checker and Aretha Franklin. 

In the 1950s, Covay was a member of the doo wop act The Rainbows, a DC institution that at various times had also featured soul legends Billy Stewart and Marvin Gaye. 

Covay was raised and began his performing and recording careers in DC, and maintained lifelong family connections to the city.  

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