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Monday, May 24, 2010

GENE CHANDLER - DON'T HAVE TO BE LYING BABE


Anybody who has been around this blog for a while would certainly be aware of my love of Gene Chandler- I've featured over a dozen of his singles since the beginning of this blog!

This track from '72 is one that honestly took a while to grow on me, and those strings practically push it into being a proto-disco number. While I have nothing against disco for the most part, this ain't no disco blog by any stretch!

However, in listening to this song again recently I was bowled over by the overall energy and the fact that, yes, there is a truly great song living under those swirling strings. And I've grown to kinda like the strings as well.

from 1972...

GENE CHANDLER - DON'T HAVE TO BE LYING BABE

6 comments:

Jem said...

I don't know about this one Derek. I like Gene Chandler, but this isn't doing it for me. I'll take your recommendation and give it a few spins over the next couple of days and see if I can key into it. It's not that its bad, it just isn't wowing me. Thank you for putting it up here. Keep up the good work.

Pete said...

Fantastic! I fell for it the first time. Great tune and love that kick-butt bass playing. Please PLEASE any chance for the 'B' side? I'm also a 'B' side aficionado.

Derek See said...

Pete, sorry but the b side on this promo copy is just a stereo version of the same track.

Derek See said...

Pete, sorry but the b side on this promo copy is just a stereo version of the same track.

Aerte said...

Any chance for a reup? or maybe someone knows where can i download that?

Derek See said...

Aerte: for any repost requests, go to the Derek's Daily 45 facebook page : (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dereks-Daily-45/278509812160520) "like" the page and post requests there. thanks!