Wow, A succeeds in transmitting some energy and got me dancing on my chair, a few seconds more and it could even have got me standing! B is great too, and maybe it would win any other day, but right now I feel more like
Good tie here. A has such muscular playing and groove that it overrides the grunty blues limitations of the song. A record of fantastic and propulsive energy. I really liked the atmospheric arrangement of B, but ultimately it was a little too miserable for me to want to return to it very often.
In what universe does Freddie Scott sound like Tom Jones? I'm assuming this is the same FS responsible for the sublime Hey Girl in the early 1960s. Yep, I looked it up. This isn't sublime, but nor iis it ridiculous, just a run of the mill R&B stomper with a better than average vocal. 4.5 / 10 And here's Dee Clark, responsible for some lovely light pop in the early Æ60s, just like Freddie - go listen to the wondrously exuberant and light Raindrops if you don't believe me. Oh, pleased to hear this belies it's title, his lovely light tenor is intact, he's not trying to sing bluesy, or soulfully. Yeah, the song is a bit of a plod, but I'm quietly thrilled to hear this, a proper pop song from the time when I loved proper pop songs. first track I've actively liked since the 5 Royales. 5.5 /10