Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Smooth Tuesday

Walter Jackson - Funny (Not Much)

This is Chicago soul legend Walter Jackson's second appearance on this blog (the first being in November 2005). As mentioned then, Jackson's R&B-meets-pop-balladeer approach served him well, creating some of the most sophisticated soul to come out of the '60s (with his OKeh sides) and the late '70s (with hits such as "Feelings" on Chi-Sound). Jackson's 1964 hit "Funny (Not Much)" was described by its singer as one of those songs that makes a listener go "hmmm." Listen to the well-crafted lyrics and you'll agree.

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