Gritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It...And More David Porter


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1970’s “Gritty, Groovy, & Getting’ It” was the first of singer-songwriter David Porter’s four Enterprise albums. Produced by his most famous writing partner Isaac Hayes, it’s a delightful and often overlooked set, chock-full of imaginative revivals of some of David’s favourite R&B hits. It also includes a sultry remake of ‘Can’t See You When I Want To’, his rare debut Stax release from 1965, the original version of which is included as a bonus track. Those who shy away from Hayes’ marathon workouts on his own albums will be pleased to note that the running times of most of David’s tracks do not exceed four minutes mark, and the interesting rearrangements of Jerry Butler’s ‘I’m A-Tellin’ You’ and Gene Chandler’s ‘Just Be True’ really do put a fresh spin on some proven 60s soul classics. 

By Tony Rounce


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