Monday, January 02, 2006

A Little More Steppin' for 2006

The Soulful Strings - The Stepper

The new episode of the podcast will hopefully follow tonight (my sinuses are bothering me so I'm not quite up to recording the show just yet), so here's a post to hold you for now :)

"The Stepper" is my favorite recording by the Soulful Strings, who I've discussed in a prior post. This tune has a "Killer Joe" feel to it, with a swinging, bluesy groove anchored by a great melody. I love the strings on this and the snapping bass later in the track. This Richard Evans original was on the Another Exposure album.

2 comments:

David Federnan said...

Who is Richard Evans? I love his arrangements for the Soulful Strings' and Kenny Burrell's Christmas albums, but I know nothing about him.

The Stepfather of Soul said...

David:

Go to the "Funky 16 Corners" blog linked on this page and then follow it to go to Larry Grogan's "Funky 16 Corners" page. He has a great article about Richard Evans there.