Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bobby Patterson: I Get My Groove From You (Paula)

When Jetstar closed down in 1969 Bobby produced an album on himself and with his own financial backing. He took the tapes to Los Angeles and New York but, on returning to South, he realised that he would be better off with a southern-based company. In 1971 he negotiated a deal with Stan Lewis, president of the increasingly powerful Jewel-Paula complex of labels. The result was one of the best soul albums ever committed to vinyl, containing gems like "Everything Good To You", "I Just Loved You Because I Wanted To", and "I Get My Groove From You". There is also a very good version of the last-named by Bobby Shannon on To-Mar.

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