Friday, March 6, 2009
"Where did all the R&B guitar hotshots go — those who once haunted East Bay byways in the '60s and '70s? Many would be lucky to surface on as loving a tribute as We Can't Take Life for Granted, a deep bow to Eugene Blacknell, who once ran with Sly Stone, performed for Marvin Gaye, and scored comparisons to Albert King. The Oakland ace's highly collectible 7-inch singles have found a second life via sampling by Beck, among others..." (Courtesy San Francisco Bay Guardian.)
Below, a 45 of "Gettin Down" with a heavy drum break at the top!