Bill Coday

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Memories Review

by Andrew Hamilton

A fine Southern soul album by Bill Coday featuring a tribute to the late Johnnie Taylor entitled "We're Gonna Miss You Johnnie." He details his lovemaking technique in a raunchy, backwoods blues number called the "Bo Hawg Grind," but expresses sincere sentiments on "My Outside Woman" not about his wife, but about his outside woman. Coday exhibits shades of Ike Turner (pre Tina) on "It's a Blues Thang," a driving up-tempo jump. He becomes Mr. Nasty on "Moans, Groans and Grunts" and Daddy Blues on "Backhills Country Juke Joint" -- two tunes from previous albums. On the lilting "When This Dance Is Over," Coday gets as mainstream as he can on a grabber that can be appreciated by everybody.

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