Monday, January 09, 2006

Boogedy Boogedy!

Johnny Davis & The Arrows - Boogedy Boogedy

The Numero Group is a relatively-new reissues label whose "Eccentric Soul" series has produced two great compilations: the first featured Bill Moss' Capsoul label and was released to great critical acclaim; the second featured the pretty-obscure Chicago label Bandit Records. Today's selection comes from the latter compilation. Despite its title (and the use of said title as the hook of the chorus), "Boogedy Boogedy" is not a throwaway dance tune. Johnny Davis' falsetto glides through the story of a broken relationship while a nice disco-funk groove rushes along. It's my favorite song on the CD, and I hope you enjoy it. Unfortunately, Davis' career would be cut short as he met a very violent death which, according to the liner notes, may have had something to do with Bandit label owner Arrow Brown. Very interesting stuff indeed.

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