Classic Memphis soul from the former Mad Lads man. Full to the brim with great tracks, plus two bonus titles. LP’s first time on CD.
When we started the BGP Funk & Jazz Classics series earlier this year we had an idea that we would put a few albums out, and that would be that. But as we reach our third batch of five we have found that there is a whole world of sought-after original albums, which for a myriad of reasons have failed to turn up in the reissue racks. This time we have come up with something very special, digging deep into the Stax Records vaults to rescue five of the most collectable albums on the label.
First is John Gary Williams’ 1974 solo album. The former Mad Lad’s soul masterpiece was issued just as Stax started to fall apart and so it sold very poorly. The magnificent ‘The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy’ is one of the stand-out tracks, but the set is a classy affair from start to finish. We have also included the non-LP single ‘Come What May’, which was probably recorded at the sessions for the album.
By Dean Rudland