Saturday, May 17, 2014

E(a)rnest Jackson -- Why Can't I Love Somebody


(Picture from Ernest Jackson's website.)


According to Sir Shambling's,  Ernest Jackson most likely came from the same place he produced all his recordings: Baton Rouge. His late 60's material was released by BOFUZ, while it was the Stone label that released his 70's cuts. In the 80's, Ernest Jackson had signed with Royal Shield.
Despite his obvious talent, he never made it to the top -- where he definitely belonged. Alas, listen yourself and tell me why a voice like Ernest's should be known only to a few lucky music lovers?
Apparently, the artist is working at a restaurant in Baton Rouge, where he's not only waiting but also singing.
Today's pick is from 1974.

"Why Can't I Love Somebody"  (Stone Records 1974)


And here's his version of the Al (Ever)Green "Love And Happiness"



Discography at Discogs

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