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Thursday, August 2, 2012

LEE ROGERS - YOU'RE THE CREAM OF THE CROP

The first thing I'll say about this side is the first thing we hear; the LONGEST solo guitar intro that I've ever heard on a soul track. This incredibly gutsy move practically insured that this record wasn't a hit for Lee Rogers (a Detroit singer who released oodles of great records but never broke through), but it sure sounds fantastic and gutsy today. Not to mention that the guitar intro is plain and simply BAD ASS in its aggressive twang and assertiveness.

After the intro, the group comes in already accelerated into 4th gear for a fantastic ride in what feels like a fresh off the assembly line '65 Mustang. Yeah, it's a corker!

from 1965...

LEE ROGERS - YOU'RE THE CREAM OF THE CROP

1 comment:

33ejb said...

Strong early-Hitsville Marvin Gaye vibe to this one - think "Super Hits" 1970.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/super-hits-motown-mw0000256854

High praise indeed - one of my fave compilation albums. Worth seeking out on vinyl.