Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I Gotta Lump!

Curtis Griffin - I Gotta Lump

Today I return to my "Down in the Basement" playlist for a feature. I had never heard of blues singer and guitarist Curtis Griffin (his bio can be found here) when I picked up a copy of "I Gotta Lump" at a recent record fair solely on the basis that the record was a Fats Washington production on Jewel. The hunch paid off, as I ended up with a great mid-tempo piece of New Orleans-styled soul. While the groove bounces along and the horns keep busy, Griffin spins his tale of woe.

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