Mon. Dec. 11, 2017

Walter Beasley – I’m So Happy

This Beat Is Mine! (*) Walter Beasley – I’m So Happy (12″ Extend Mix) (Polydor)

I’ve been thinkin’ of a proper tune to welcome your return. And suddenly the souvenir of Walter Beasley‘s came back to my mind. Of course, because ‘I’m So Happy’ sums up my mood at the perspective of readin’ more from you. But also because I couldn’t resist sharing this absolute staple with you…

Let me first and foremost tell you how, contrary to my dad, I never liked that much Smooth Jazz. And this probably because it most likely felt too so to say ‘cheasy’ for me. But as I’m curious and open-minded per definition, I decided to have a listen to Walter Beasley‘s eponymous album in my dad’s collection. And what I discovered in there was not only an oustanding saxophonist. But also an artist who had a voice and an obvious sense of the groove. Such as on ‘I’m So Happy’ or ‘Back In Love Again’ from that same album…

As a matter of fact, I was more into swingin’ R&B which is pretty much what this jam is about. Standing midway between Fat Larry‘s Band’s ‘Act Like You Know’ and Womack & Womack‘s ‘MPB (Missin’ Person’s Bureau’). If ever you’ve never heard of it, give yourself a favor then a listen to it. And you’ll probably understand where I’m comin’ from. And I’m not even talkin’ about its mesmerizing female back up singin’. More about the artist there.

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