Wednesday, April 22, 2009


"Levert Allison, apparently christened Leevert, never had as successful a musical career as his brother Gene. However, among the rather small number of singles that he released there are some real gems – and his voice, a high expressive baritone, was very fine indeed. Like Gene, he was primarily a Nashville artist, and recorded for local R & B entrpreneur Ted Jarrett...

Allison is perhaps best known as one of the lead voices for the Dynamite Dixie Travellers gospel group who cut several LPs for the T-Jaye Label..." (Info courtesy Sir Shambling's Deep Soul Heaven.)

Below, one of his funkier 45's, "Sugar Daddy," with a killer 2 bar drum break around the 1:38 mark.

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