Sunday, November 2, 2014

Some Sunday Soul...

1984 saw the release of one the great soul albums, The Poet II, by the late Bobby Womack. This was one of the first soul albums that I bought, mainly due to wanting to know what all the fuss was about when the NME put it ahead of the likes of Billy Bragg, The Smiths and The Go Betweens, and named it as their album of the year, and I was not to be disappointed. It may not be quite as good as "The Poet" and is a tad over produced for my liking but those are minor details. It made me seek out "The Poet" and his earlier material and for that I doff my hat to the soul boys that were running the NME in the mid 80's.

You can get both albums on one CD for about a fiver these days which, in my eyes, is a pretty decent return on your money.

Tryin' To Get Over You

1 comment:

  1. Didn't realise Bobby had an NME album of the year Scott!
    He was a true talent and is sadly missed