Sunday, October 23, 2011

Howlin' At the Moon - Don Cooper

Title aside, "Howlin' At The Moon" isn't exactly Halloween material, but the song does serve as a suitable introduction for fans of the John Denver persuasion. Technically categorized as folk, or country folk, but this obscure singer/songerwritter verges more on folk funk (Keep in mind, I take definition liberties with the word funk). If you ever get bored of listening to "Take Me Home, Country Roads" I'd recommend giving Don Cooper a spin. You won't be disappointed.

Howlin' At The Moon

Cooper covering the Beatles. Not particularly funky or groovy. Just nice.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You Better Check Yourself - Soul Brothers Six

'You Better Check Yourself' is another soul stormer, courtesy of John Ellison on lead vocals. This 67' single could easily measure up against any of Wilson Pickett or Otis Redding's harder hitting songs. It screams and belts in exactly all the right places. I ain't lyin'. Check yourself!

You Better Check Yourself

You may have never heard of the Armstrong brothers and friends a.k.a. Soul Brothers Six, but you've undoubtedly heard their biggest hit, 'Some Kind Of Wonderful'.