Bobby "Blue" Bland - Keep On Loving Me (You'll See The Change)
Today's selection had a history before and after Bobby Bland had a release of it in 1970. Producer Don Davis and his Groovesville production concern had worked with the song on Steve Mancha as well as in duet form with Carla Thomas and Johnnie Taylor. In the waning days of Stax Records, the duet would be revisited as the label, desperate to put out a Johnnie Taylor single (Taylor had abandoned the sinking ship to sign with Columbia, for whom he would soon deliver "Disco Lady"), erased Carla Thomas' vocals and reissued the song (Taylor can be heard saying something along the lines of "sing it Carla," but it didn't matter, as the single didn't thrive). Bland's version features a good groove, nice background singing (hence the "shaka-boom-boom-boom" above) and Bland's great delivery.