This Groove You throwback is necessary for so many reasons. Minnie Riperton is perhaps best known for her five-octave vocal range and doing that Mariah Carey thing before Mariah Carey did it. However, Minnie was emoting pure funk with a top-notch band in 1975. First off, you'll notice she is casually sitting next to a lion on the album cover. This begins to sum up the feeling of what is happening on this track.
The Larry Carlton led band is putting on a swagger clinic back there. This music could serve as reference for what 70"s soul should sound like. You can hear the band elevating her into a funky place that she might not achieve without them laying it down so hot. These are fantastic lyrics as well. Overall, you have got to get this song into your life and move your hips about it.
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About the Curator - Matt McCalpin
Musician/Guitarist/Vocalist/Teacher/Songwriter/Producer/Music Collector. Matt McCalpin lives a life committed to music. He was born with a guitar in his lap, and soul in his heart. A funkified odyssey that began with an accomplished education from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, has refined into a relentless amount of music created, stages played, students taught, and friendships formed. Currently Matt lives in Michigan with his wife, daughter, and pup. When not spending time with his family, he is avidly collecting music, performing, recording, and producing the Funk band Medicinal Groove. "Music is the best!"
8 July 2021
The bass line and production on this track are undeniably hot. Mishell Ivon is dropping vocals with some sass here. Bringing a funky, synthy, get up and groove vibe and choice tones all around.
8 July 2021
On the surface this hip little groover is catchy and dancy. But the Wanderlings give you much more than just that. You also get a pungent percussion break equipped with cuíca, and a fierce guitar solo. Accessible, yet tasty.
29 May 2021
This fat, tasty track has a mystic warmth to it. It feels real good.