Monday, October 20, 2008

Turn It On!

Earl Gaines - Turn On Your Love Light

It's been a little over a year since Earl Gaines has been featured on the blog. Being that Gaines sounded a lot like Bobby Bland, it's probably not surprising that at some point he would cover a Bland record, as he did in the case of "Turn On Your Love Light," which saw release as a Seventy-Seven single. (It's worth noting that Gaines also did a version of "Little Boy Blue" while recording for Starday-King's Hollywood and DeLuxe outfits that is included on the Lovin' Blues comp mentioned in the prior post.) The arrangement is given a '70s flavor, and Gaines' vocals don't fall into mere imitation of Bland. The end result is a pleasant little groover.

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