Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Tuesday Is Blues - No, Wait, It's Chicago Soul - Day!
Junior Parker - I'm So Satisfied
I've written about Junior Parker quite a few times on the blog, so I'll jump right into discussing today's selection. "I'm So Satisfied" is the flip to Junior's Blue Rock classic "Ain't Gon' a Be No Cuttin' Loose." It's a cover of "I'm Satisfied," which Otis Clay had done for One-Derful! a few years earlier, and the substitution of Parker's cool tenor for Clay's gospel fire really works. I believe that had Junior not passed away in 1971 he would be a serious force in the soul-blues world, because he could really handle either half of that mixture.