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.)

2 comments:

s3bk said...

Jason

Do they have any LP's out? Also - what are the names of some of these Galaxy compilations which you mention? I have a Little Johnny Taylor LP on Galaxy - great stuff.

Gregg

The Stepfather of Soul said...

I am not aware of any LPs by the group (I don't think they recorded prolifically enough for that, unfortunately). The Galaxy comps are "Bad, Bad Whiskey" (Fantasy) and a few from Kent, "Moaning, Groaning and Crying," "Get Your Lie Straight" and another one whose name escapes me at present (go to Ace Records' website and you can find them).