Don Covay – See Saw (1966/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 31:23 minutes | 694 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Woah Dad!
Don Covay rides his most creative crest as a solo artist with this hearty collection of songs. The settings are simplistic for Atlantic Records, which recorded similar artists in lusher settings. But rawness is what makes these recordings arresting. A guitarist as well as a singer, Covay’s pickings aren’t buried in the mix, and you don’t need a Geiger counter to detect the grooves. Most impressive are “See Saw,” “Mercy Mercy,” “Sookie, Sookie,” and “Boomerang,” a call to dance with the feeling of Major Lance singing a Curtis Mayfield song. On “Fat Man,” you wonder if he’s singing about his old Washington, D.C., buddy Billy Stewart. The two began their careers with the Rainbows.
02. The Boomerang
03. Everything Gonna Be Everything
04. Fat Man
05. Precious You
06. Iron Out The Rough Spots
07. Please Do Something
08. I Never Get Enough Of Your Love
09. The Usual Place
10. A Women’s Love
11. Sookie, Sookie
12. Mercy, Mercy