Bobby Powell

Into My Own Thing: The Jewel and Whit Recordings 1966-1971

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Into My Own Thing: The Jewel and Whit Recordings 1966-1971 is a 28-track collection containing nearly everything Bobby Powell recorded for Jewel and Whit during the five years indicated in the title. Though this occasionally gets somewhat generic, it's generic in a good way -- good, funky southern soul -blues, with a tight rhythm section and earthy vocals. There's not much variety in material -- in Powell's hands, even the the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" sounds like neo-Stax soul -- but it delivers a consistent groove and serious soul and blues fans will find this entertaining.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:37
2 2:33
3 2:37
4 2:25
5 2:48
6 2:54
7
2:18
8
2:34
9 2:45
10 3:14
11
3:08
12 2:21
13 2:38
14 2:21
15
2:43
16 2:33
17 3:06
18 2:24
19 2:34
20
2:22
21 2:31
22
3:32
23 2:37
24 3:41
25 3:02
26 2:04
27
2:55
28 2:45
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