Thursday, February 10, 2011

...Freddie Scott...

Here's an album that I've been enjoying the past few weeks. What keeps me coming back to these tunes from this Rhode Island soul singer, is not a unique "signature" sound or the dynamic hyped energy that many soul albums boast, but, rather, the mellow smoothness of nice tracks that happen to be soulful. These are great songs regardless of genre and yet they sound natural in their soulfulness. So natural, in fact, that at first, it's easy to write them off as just ordinary cuts from an ordinary soul record. With more listens, though, that thought can quickly transform into "this isn't a cliche soul album...this is what a soul album is SUPPOSED to sound like". There are so many perfect songs on here, including an excellent cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends. Below, check out the title track (a cover as well- this time a Bob Dylan tune) along with my personal favorite, I'll Be Leaving Her Tomorrow. Give them a few listens and let me know what you think. Enjoy.

"I Shall Be Released"

"I'll Be Leaving Her Tomorrow"

1 comment:

  1. "I'll Be Leaving Her Tomorrow" is my favorite tune that you've posted in this recent string of two song highlights. they're all excellent, but this is the heavy. his voice and delivery on this one really smacks of Richie Havens to my ears - which is a really good thing. add to this the piano organ combo colored by the stellar backround vocals and you've got yourself a real treat. thanks for posting. d