Today’s Friday 45 comes from Syl Johnson, a flipside to his 1971 single “That’s Why” on the Chicago label, Twinight. This was featured on my mix of Deep Soul from a few months back, which you can hear here, or later on Reform Radio, when it airs as OOQ pt.54.
Classic bit of New Orleans Soul this week. Produced by Allen Toussaint and sung by Eldridge Holmes.
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…
Little Willie John – You Hurt Me
This mix is one that i’ve been meaning to make for a while, so it’s with great pleasure that I finally get to share with you a collection of my all time favourite Deep Soul 45s.