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Sunday, April 26, 2009
WENDY RENE - GIVE YOU WHAT I GOT b/w REAP WHAT YOU SOW
It's really too bad that Wendy Rene's recorded out put is so tiny; in my opinion she was the greatest female singer who recorded for Stax (much respect to Carla Thomas) and her vocals oozed soul and emotion.
Both sides of this record are great; however, side "B" ("Reap What You Sow" which is basically a rewrite of William Bell's "You Don't Miss Your Water") has some strange sound problems (perhaps it's just my copy??? If anyone else reading has this 45 please let me know if yours has that weird distortion) but the performance is so great I had to feature it anyhow.
As superb as "After Laughter" and "Young And Foolish" are, I think "Give You What I Got" may well be my favorite of the Wendy Rene 45's. I love how the backing band (none other than Booker T And The MG's) play by the seat of their pants (especially Steve Cropper's outrageous guitar and Al Jackson's stop and go drumming which is the percussive sound of testifying)
WENDY RENE - GIVE YOU WHAT I GOT