Gladys Knight & The Pips - Daddy Could Swear, I Declare
I don't think anyone who reads this blog regularly needs any introduction to Gladys Knight & The Pips, whose fine recordings covered nearly four decades. Today's selection is one of their lesser-known hits, which was pulled for single release from the group's 1973 album Neither One of Us, whose title track was a big hit that year. "Daddy Could Swear" was written by Gladys and her brother Meryl (one of the Pips) and it's a tasty piece of get down, featuring some great acoustic guitar work and a groove that, although not really funky or dance-oriented, makes you want to bob your shoulders a little bit while Gladys and the fellows play off each other in their usual awesome way.
(EDITOR'S NOTE - I will be visiting Chicago for the holidays, so there will be no posts or blog maintenance between now and Sunday or Monday. Happy Thanksgiving!)