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Stone classic Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn production. Killer funk like the rare groove protest of the opener, running straight into Time Machine… phew.

More soulful, less pumped — quick seconds for RCA in 1974, with groovy Marvin and Stevie covers, and the two-step killer I Love You. Don Blackman on lead vocals, Mchael Brecker leading the horns.

His ambitious 1974 breakthrough as leader, superbly mixing funk and jazz improvisation on a major-label recording budget, with strong political and spiritual themes, even a nod to the Duke. CD from Get On Down.

CD from Cherry Red.

With Jose Feliciano’s version on the flip.

The one with Everybody Plays The Fool.
It may be factual, may be cruel… everybody plays the fuel.

Disco perfection. Julie Burchill’s NME record of the week, back in 1978.
I’m In Love, too.

The CD is a Japanese paper-sleeve limited edition.

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