Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger (at the organ, natch)
“Listen – Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & the Trinity – MP3″
Here’s hoping the beginning of another new week finds you all well.
The tune I bring you today, while not a ‘Hammond Groove’, actually contains Hammond organ, and is quite groovy, so we might just be better of considering that particular hair split, and move on.
Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll (and of course the Trinity, and Oblivion Express) have made several appearances at Funky16Corners, more often than not with instrumentals, but with the occasional vocal (like today for instance).
There was a thread over on Soulstrut a while back considering the new wave of white, female ‘soul’ singers from the UK (some way more soulful than others), and several posters (myself included, natch) made a point to reference the fact that this was in no way a new trend, namechecking the likes of Kiki Dee, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, and of course, Julie Driscoll.
While Driscoll was no Aretha Franklin, there was definitely a helping of soul in her vocals, mixed in of course with a healthy dose of 1967/68 hippy freak out. This, along with Auger’s organ-ization created some very groovy music.
The tune I bring you today is a cover of the Otis/Carla version of Lowell Fulsom’s ‘Tramp’ sees Brian and Jools taking things at a slightly more relaxed pace – though not too relaxed, on account of that wouldn’t be cool, would it now?? – and you definitely get a real bit of London discoteque-au-go-go flavour (sic).
I dig the pumping Hammond, and whoever’s laying down the bass was mos def in the pocket.
I hope you dig it (you know I do).