Thursday, September 2, 2010

She don't have to be good lookin'.....

This 45 is so good that after several months of playing the hell out of a-side I finally flipped the stupid thing over and found....another song I'd been seriously looking for. I never dreamed the one backed the other.

Unfortunately, I don't know much about McKinley Sandifer. One of these days I need to do some reading about the Chicago scene. That's undoubtedly where this was recorded. Sorry if that sounds lame, but as I've said before, the further away from New Orleans I get, the less I know.

Kind of hard to say, but I think there are 5 or 6 singles by Sandifer on almost as many fairly obscure labels [Sand and Sand Ltd are two different labels?]. Three of them are nice funk outings, one is not at all to my taste and goes for a healthy chunk of change....and another is a version of "There's Something In a Man"??? maybe that means there are only five instead of six?

I think Sandifer is still alive. He could be the same person who now plays sax with Christian bands.

Btw, through no fault of my own I'm having to use my portable player for the time being. I think the rip sounds fine, but let me know if you disagree and I'll see what I can do about it.

Hope ya enjoy the's the b-side.


  1. Ana -

    I love this! Is the a-side as good? Do you know the year?



  2. Holly....the a-side is one of the better funk jams around, always a killer on the dance floor. I'll probably post it soon, I just wanted to give this side a chance. Oddly enough, when I post both sides of a record, the second side never gets as many hits, even when it's the better song.

    Off the top of my head, I'd say this is '68 or '69.