Gene Chandler - After the Laughter (Here Comes the Tears)
Episode #14 of the "Get on Down" podcast has been recorded, but time restraints prevented me from getting it uploaded, writing up the RSS feed, etc., so look for it later tonight - it's partially a James Brown tribute (50% of the tracks are JB-related), but it's completely a fun hour of soul, funk, and gospel.
In the meantime, today's selection is a fantastic piece of Northern Soul from Gene Chandler's dual tenure with Brunswick and Chess. The soaring "After the Laughter" was a Checker release and it's absolutely exquisite. Chandler's aching vocals capture the essence of the lyrics, but the groove will make you grin and get down!