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SRM-1-653: Super Dude I / Don Covay

[Front Cover] Label Type : red Mercury/Phonogram type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SRM-1-653A-CS4 MS    IS    AII    G.K.
SIDE-B SRM-1-653B-CS4-MS    S2    A 2    G.K.

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Comments

a cut-out hole on the jacket

Inside The Groove

Mr. Don Covay's funky funky stuffs.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Maybe one of his most impressive album of his Mercury era in the 1970's. His lightweight funky tunes like "Overtime Man", "I Stayed Away Too Long", etc. are cool, while melodious ballad songs are also inevitable. Speaking of funny cover versions of R&B classics, "Memphis" (Tenessee) and "Money (That's What I Want)", few "Soul" are there, but I like their funky pretty arrangements.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 2-48835 Overtime Man (D. Covay) 3:04
A-2 2-48969 Leave Him, Part I (D. Covay - P. Griffin) 4:47
A-3 2-48961 I Stayed Away Too Long (D. Covay) 3:18
A-4 2-48970 I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In (D. Covay) 4:20
A-5 2-48968 Hold You To Your Promise (D. Covay) 2:32
A-6 2-48966 Memphis (C. Berry) 3:20
SIDE-B
B-1 2-48965 The Pinch Hitters (D. Covay) 3:10
B-2 2-48967 Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home (L. Scott - E. Darby) 6:01
B-3 2-48964 Bad Mouthing (E. Darby - N. Jean) 3:26
B-4 2-48992 Leave Him, Part II (D. Covay - P. Griffin) 3:23
B-5 2-48962 Money (That's What I Want) (B. Gordy - J. Bradford) 3:00
B-6 2-48963 Don't Step On A Man When He's Down (D. Covay - H. Hall) 2:37

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1:
Don Covay (vo) with:
David Wolfert (lead-g) & The Muscle Shoals Sound Band, with strings arranged by Horace Ott.
Recorded at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in June 21, 1972.

A-2 thru B-6:
same personnel as above.
Recorded at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in January 29 and 30, 1973.




Jackets

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[SRM-1-653 FRONT] [SRM-1-653 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SRM-1-653 A] [SRM-1-653 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
Last Updated: 09:27:51 JST, 06/15/2015