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Thursday, February 14, 2013

JOHNNY TALBOT - WHATCHA WANNA DO


(originally posted 2/9/11)

This hot shot record has quickly become one of my favorite bay area releases; Johnny Talbot (real name Tolbert) was born in Texas but moved to Oakland at a young age. He has had a long career and is known mostly for his blues/ funk sides (as well as being a staple of the local live scene). Here. on this early release, we find him churning out a fantastic uptempo r&b scorcher that starts in fifth gear and doesn't let up for two and a half minutes.

I am only guessing the year; if you know better, please contact me!

from c1965...

JOHNNY TALBOT - WHATCHA WANNA DO

1 comment:

Franck Goldwasser said...

Johnny Tolbert (a.k.a. Talbot) is a national treasure. He still lives and teaches music in Berkeley, California, and gigs occasionally. While in the Bay Area, check him out if you can, you won't regret it.