Friday, April 25, 2008
Get on Down With the Dogg!
Slick 'n' the Family Brick - Don't Trust a Woman
The eccentric soul of singer/songwriter/producer/label owner Jerry Williams, aka Swamp Dogg, is always welcomed on this blog, and today's selection comes from the excellent new Kent comp Blame It on the Dogg: The Swamp Dogg Anthology, 1968-1978, which features productions by Swamp on himself and others, ranging from Swamp's usual posse of collaborators (Gary "U.S." Bonds, Charlie Whitehead aka Raw Spitt) to Inez and Charlie Foxx to Ruth Brown. "Don't Trust a Woman" was a 1973 single on the Swamp Dogg Presents label by Slick 'n' the Family Brick, an aggregation made up of Swamp Dogg, Raw Spitt, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Kenny Carter and Johnny Northern. This dancer features fine vocals by the group and, as per usual for Swamp, a dollop of humor in the lyrics. "Don't trust a woman no further than you can throw a brick," the group exhorts. "And if you are a little fellow, no further than you can throw a stick."