Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Knight Time Is The Right Time!

Frederick Knight - Someday We'll Be Together

Today's post revisits the Birmingham soul man Frederick Knight, who was featured in a post from a year or so ago. I'll defer to the earlier post for info about Knight, whose version of "Some Day We'll Be Together" came from his Stax LP I've Been Lonely For So Long. The arrangement on this is fantastic, both in the sense that it successfully steered clear of the groove and feel of the Supremes' hit of a few years earlier, and in its own right as a nice example of sophisticated Southern soul. Knight's opening monologue is accompanied by an attractive guitar line, and when the tune proper begins, a relaxed groove and fine string work allows Knight to stretch out. I particularly like the ending, which features some nice turnarounds by the strings and horns.

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