Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jimmy Scruggs -- "Lean On Me"

Happy Sunday everyone!

(The Five Dots with Jimmy Scruggs front left)

"This nice West Coast 45 has received a bit of attention on the Northern scene but none at all from the deep community. So it’s time it did. Lean On Me has some lovely chord changes and is set in a fine arrangement from Arthur “Sleepy” Wright but it is Scrugg’s vocal performance that lifts it up to a higher plane. At times he caresses the lyric and at times he cuts loose – but always he is full of gospel phrasing and with an excellent sense of timing.  A really good production from Wayne Henderson and Lee Young as well." (Sir Shambling's)

Is it only me, or does he sound a tiny bit like Johnny Adams?

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