Monday, October 30, 2006

Deep Chicago Soul

Jones and Blumenberg - I Forgot To Remember

This week finds your ever-lovin' Stepfather again on time crunches and, accordingly, short posts. Today's selection was a one-off Volt single from 1968 or '69. Jones and Blumenberg, both part of Jerry Butler's songwriting workshop (from which Butler drew material to record at around that time), make for a strong duet over a very strong ballad. It's unfortunate that this record went nowhere. Perhaps had Mel & Tim (whose sound is redolent here) recorded this it could've been a hit, but their tenure with Stax was still three or four years away. At the time of this song's release, that formidable duo was still working with Gene Chandler for Bamboo Records in Chicago - Gene should've called Jerry up!

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