“Spankin’ Brand New” by Spanky Wilson (Mothers Records & the Snarf Company, MLPS-69-B)
Swingin’ soul, songs written by Howlett Smith and arranged by the great H.B. Barnum! Spanky’s delivery is rooted in standards ala Dinah Washington but this is soul all the way, with great playing, subtle string parts & killer horn arrangements typical of Barnum. I believe this was her first soul LP. Spanky was from Philadelphia but I’m pretty sure this was recorded in LA. Song Highlights: “Mighty Great Feeling,” “Apartment 101” & “The Last Day of Summer.”
Should appeal to fans of Marlena Shaw, Aretha & Erma Franklin, Salena Jones, Dakota & Candi Staton, scat singers ala Eddie Jefferson, Jackie Ross, Ernestine Anderson, Dianne Reeves, Lorez Alexandria, pretty much any soul jazz crossover vocalists.
Cover = EX (Looks brand new, absolutely tight & clean with only a tiny hint of wear on the back and two microscopic staple holes on the upper right corner)
Record = EX (shiny & clean, no spindle marks, plays without any noticeable surface noise, good quality pressing)
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