Music Is A Mission

To content | To menu | To search

Don't Mess With Mr T : James Taylor Quartet Plays Motown



James Taylor Quartet Plays Motown
Don't Mess With Mr T : James Taylor Quartet Plays Motown
(CD) Dome Records, 2007-09-10

Tracklisting :
01. Money (That's What I Want)
02. Got To Give It Up
03. Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours
04. Function At the Junction
05. After the Dance
06. Jimmy Mack
07. Machine Gun
08. Come See About Me
09. Cleo's Mood
10. You Beat Me To the Punch
11. You're All I Need To Get By
12. Don't Mess With Mr. T

Links :
jtq.co.uk
myspace.com/jamestaylorquartet
domerecords.co.uk/detail.asp?SKU=DOMECD86

Press Release :
James Taylor's trademark howling Hammond sound is featured to fine effect on his new Dome album, Don't Mess With Mr T: James Taylor Quartet Plays Motown, a storming set of Motown covers featuring guest lead vocalists Omar, Hil St Soul, and Donna Gardier

The 12-tune collection kicks off with an explosive version of Barrett Strong's Money (That's What I Want). The rest of the album certainly builds from its opener, with the funky vibe continuing through Marvin Gaye's Got To Give It U,; Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours), Shorty Long's Function At The Junction, Jimmy Mack, Machine Gun, Ashford and Simpson's You're All I Need To Get By, Jr Walker's Cleo's Mood , and Don't Mess With Mr T, a Marvin Gaye tune written for the blaxploitation movie, Trouble Man.

Album highlights include After The Dance, the second hit from Marvin's 1976 album I Want You, on which Omar, the father of nu-classic British soul, lends his immense vocal talents; Come See About Me, featuring Donna Gardier, one of the UK's most soulful voices; and Smokey Robinson's You Beat Me To The Punch, with the magnificent Hil St Soul, a regular on the US Billboard R&B charts, providing inspiring vocals.

The regular JTQ line-up of James Taylor: Hammond organ; Nigel Price: guitar; Andy McKinney: bass; and Adam Betts: drums is augmented on this album by Jamie Anderson: sax; Nick Smart: trumpet; Dave Williamson: trombone; and Oreste-Noda Fernandez: percussion.

The band play three nights at London's Jazz Café August 24-26 and have a string of more than a dozen UK shows in September and October to promote the album.
Djouls

Djouls

Stay informed of all things Paris DJs and beyond thanks to our Twitter news

Comments are closed



You might also like

The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say

The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say (CD/LP, Daptone, 2016)

An instant classic, this fantastic reggae-rocksteady album strives directly for legendary status. It's the first album from The Frightnrs, a Brooklyn band signed on the Daptone label, but it'll also be the last one, alas. Dan Klein, the singer with the magical tone, died from ALS last june. Produced...
Venezuela 70 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth - Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s

Venezuela 70 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth - Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s (CD/2LP, Soul Jazz, 2016)

English label Soul Jazz Records released this summer a collection of experimental rock recorded in Venezuela in the 1970s, at a time when oil was flowing in abundance and consequently culture rather well subsidized. However, this music had never really got out of the country until now, it's really a...