Thursday, November 5, 2009

I don't want no light...

Started out singing in church, ended up singing in church.

It's a common enough story, but in Anna King's version of the tale there's a little matter of a couple of years spent backing-up James Brown. A time during which she recorded a genuinely classic album, Back To Soul. I'm pretty sure it's the only album Brown ever produced for one of his female singers [remind me if ya know better].

King recorded singles before and after her time with Brown, but the few I've heard do not compare with those issued in 1963-64 on Smash.

Btw, If anyone knows about any recordings King might have made in the late sixties with Duke Ellington, I'd love to hear from ya.


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