It happens with some regularity that I pick up a nice, 'new to me', record only to find that John Ridley has already been there/done that. And I really shouldn't be surprised, the man has dug very deeply in his life. Undoubtedly much deeper than I ever will.
Here's a really nice interview with John....along with a few handpicked tunes to listen to.
The one aspect of the interview I would disagree with is that his tastes are "out of step". Any one who's paid any attention this blog will know that I'm just as likely to post a ballad as a dance tune. The truth is, I often have to present the flip-sides of what John's posted simply because he's already posted the best side and I need to send ya'll over to his site for the info. Thank God so many of the artists featured on the Sir Shambling site made records worth flipping over.
Today's selection is a good example. This tune ain't bad at all, in fact I'm sure some will enjoy it more than the flip, but if I had my druthers, I'd post the same song off the 45 that Sir John did. It's the reason I bought the record. Give a listen and read what Sir Shambling has to say about Tony Ashley, here.
Hope ya'll enjoy.......