Friday 45s: Betty Lavette – Ticket To The Moon

  Crushing drums, heavy wah guitar from the legendary Dennis Coffey, and vocals like only Betty Lavette can deliver. This is no doubt one of the heaviest 45s I own. When Betty Lavette re-released her seminal track “Let Me Down Easy”, reimagined as a heavy funk number¬†¬†the writers at Karen Records, inspired by the recent…

Friday 45s: Gloria Ann Taylor – World That’s Not Real

This week brought the sad news of the passing of Gloria Ann Taylor, a fantastic and at times overlooked singer, so it seemed apt to share my favourite 45 of hers today. The Ubiquity record label had been recording the first new material in 40 years with her and hope to release some of this…