Thursday, March 22, 2007
Bob and Gene "If this world was mine" cd Daptone
A well done reissue by Daptone Reocords of this Buffalo NY duo. 12 tracks with 8 pages of liner notes. This reissue seems to have come after the hard work of "soul music historian" David Grifftith. If he hadn't done the footwork this would have been a truly lost album. So respect for that. The cover kicks ass, but would have been so much better if they were holding pipes! Now on to the music. Heavy on the ballads and tear jerkers, with a Motown feel that reminds me a little of Smokey Robinson.
"Your Name" is a solid upbeat dancer with good drums. Same goes for "Somebody's doin it(WAR)" where the guitar steps up at the end. It's no surprise that I gravitate towards the upbeat numbers.
"la la la la" might mean "I love you" to somebody, but to Bob&Gene it means "You don't need me".
There is also a 45 reissue available with a nice MO DO records label replica (as in 'I need more dough') and of course Bob and Gene are on MYSPACE..........