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James & Bobby Purify - Shake A Tail Feather! The Best Of (2002)

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Artist: James & Bobby Purify
Title Of Album: Shake A Tail Feather! The Best Of
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: Sundazed / 11096
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk
Total Time: 1:11:15
Format: Mp3
Quality: CBR 320 kbps
Total Size: 168 mb

James & Bobby Purify - Shake A Tail Feather! The Best Of (2002)
You couldn't ask for a better compilation of James & Bobby Purify than this one, which fits no less than 28 songs onto a single disc, all from their prime 1966-1969 Bell era. In addition to a wealth of singles, B-sides, and LP tracks, there are five previously unissued cuts, the whole deal expertly annotated. The duo was harder to fit into a niche than many soul acts of the era; although there have been some comparisons to Sam & Dave, at times their sides were more pop-oriented than what Sam & Dave cut at Memphis, particularly on songs with sophisticated production touches like vibes. At other times, though, they were indeed in the late-'60s Southern deep soul bag; sometimes some doo wop and older R&B influences surfaced; and there's even a reading of the blues classic "You Don't Love Me." It makes for a varied and nice set, though there really isn't anything as instantly memorable as the song that will be always be their calling card, "I'm Your Puppet." If you do like "I'm Your Puppet" in particular, you'll probably go for the half a dozen or so other tracks in which Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were also involved in the songwriting, like "So Many Reasons" and a version of "You Left the Water Running" that stands up to the better-known one by Otis Redding. For more up-tempo numbers, their interpretation of "I Take What I Want," with fuzzy guitar to the forefront, is at least as good as the more famed version by Sam & Dave.


01. I'm Your Puppet
02. You Left The Water Running
03. Shake A Tail Feather
04. I Was Born To Lose Out
05. So Many Reasons
06. Wish You Didn't Have To Go
07. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down
08. I Take What I Want
09. Let Love Come Between Us
10. I Don't Want To Have To Wait
11. You Don't Love Me
12. Goodness Gracious
13. Hello There
14. Keep Pushing Me
15. Just Like Old Times (Prev. Unissued)
16. I Can Remember
17. We're Finally Gonna Make It
18. Untie Me
19. Everybody Needs Somebody
20. Last Piece Of Love
21. Help Yourself (To All My Lovin')
22. I Don't Know What It Is You Got
23. Section C
24. My Adorable One (Prev. Unissued)
25. Do Unto Me
26. The Weeper (Prev. Unissued)
27. She Ain't Gonna Do Right (Prev. Unissued)
28. Sombody Cares (Prev. Unissued)

James & Bobby Purify - Shake A Tail Feather! The Best Of (2002)

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