Filed under: Lou Ragland
A week has passed since Lou Ragland: I Travel Alone hit physical and virtual shelves, and in that time we’ve been floored by the spate of glowing reviews our little 3CD/4LP box has received. If you’re on the fence, let these scribes help persuade you. We’ve added a little audio color of our own to seal the deal.
“Since You Said You’d Be Mine,” is Philly-via-Cleveland soul. With an addictive one-line refrain, a breezy rhythmic sway, and tasteful horns, strings and backing vocals, it rivals the great works of Gamble and Huff.—Dusted[audio https://numerogroup.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/01-since-you-said-youd-be-mine.mp3]
“‘Good For The Gander’ is laced with post-Hendrix guitar in a Family Stone meets Funkadelic arrangement.”—Mojo
“”1971’s ‘Good For The Gander’ is explosive, raw funk with Eddie Hazel-esque fiery guitar. Amazing.”—Record Collector[audio https://numerogroup.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/05-good-for-the-gander.mp3]
“‘I Travel Alone’ is a slice of Northern Soul heaven. Crisp drumming, humming bass and Ragland’s high vocal line, accompanied by backing vocals, breaking for the brass section, the tempo never lets up for the 2:33 duration.”—Pop Matters[audio https://numerogroup.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/01-i-travel-alone.mp3]
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