Thursday, April 17, 2008

They Call Me "Mr. Soul"!

Bud Harper - Mr. Soul

Bud Harper is best known for the great soul dancer "Wherever You Were," the Peacock 45 of which is a ways outside of my record-buying ability at present. On "Mr. Soul," Harper's vocals are more along the lines of Duke/Peacock labelmate Bobby Bland, and the carefree lyrics even seem to derive from Bland's "Good Time Charlie." Derivative or no, it's a nice shuffler that - yet again - is further evidence that a Duke/Peacock/Back Beat soul comp is sorely needed!

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