Wednesday, May 02, 2007
More Throwback Soul!
The Right Kind - (Tell Me) Why Did You Have to Lie
Today's selection is a nice piece of throwback soul from The Right Kind, who recorded for Galaxy at the dawn of the '70s. I don't know anything in particular about them, except to say that their best-known record, "(Tell Me) Why Did You Have to Lie," is a serious piece of throwback soul. This could clearly have been a Five Royales record from back in that group's heyday, considering the gospel call-and-response harmonies and lead vocal and the Lowman Pauling-esque guitar work that resonates throughout the track. Something this bluesy probably was eaten alive by the hit parade at the time, but it is a stunning gem that is worth hearing. (The same is true for lots of Galaxy's output, and fortunately there are several great comps that cover the material.)