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Geo. BrooksPlay It Again, Sam !

Label:Amerama Records – A-1002
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
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Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk

Tracklist

A1Play It Again, Sam !
Written-ByGeo. Brooks
4:58
A2Say It Isn't So
Written-ByIrving Berlin
5:10
A3Can't Buy Me Love
Written-ByJ. Lennon - P. McCartney*
5:19
B1Dock Of The Bay
Written-ByO. Redding*, S. Cropper*
5:00
B2Can't We Make It Easier
Written-ByGeo. Brooks
3:58
B3Feel Like Makin' Love
Written-ByEugene McDaniels
6:00
B4Night Life
Written-ByP. Buskirk*, W. Breeland*, W. Nelson*
6:12
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  • Saborcaracter's avatar
    Edited 3 years ago
    Indeed a hidden gem on the elusive Amerama label. Too bad so little is known about this imprint, but one thing is for sure: "Play It Again, Sam!" is an absolute must have for every self respecting soul, funk and rhythm 'n' blues aficionado. On one hand we have the kick-ass title track and Geo's outstandingly danceable rendition of The Beatles' "Can't By Me Love" -both definite floorfillers for the DJs amongst us- and on the other hand we have the super relaxed soul cuts like "Say It Isn't So", "Can't We Make It Easier" and the laid back late night blues diamond "Night Life". Let us not forget Geo's interpretations of Otis Redding's "Dock Of The Bay" and the classic Eugene McDaniels penned "Feel Like Makin' Love" and you got yourself an outstanding slab of vinyl that demands to be played over and over. Given the more or less 'mixed bag' of styles in the discography of the Amerama label, one wonders what their policy was, but it's clear that whoever signed off for the release of this excellent album deserves five stars. In short: close the curtains, dim the lights a bit, pour yourself a good glass of Scotch, put your feet on the table, light up your best cigar and enjoy these 36 minutes of superb music. Last but not least: whatever happened to Geo. Brooks? Is there anybody out there who knows a little bit more about him? We once created a high resolution digital transfer taken directly from a pristine vinyl copy and I’m glad we did, ‘cause this is one to listen to for years to come.
    • bgraff's avatar
      bgraff
      His version of "Feel Like Makin' Love" is killer! This is one of the most unique soul LPs I have heard in a long time.
      • hansdiep's avatar
        hansdiep
        Totally obscure, but absolutely lovely relaxed soul record, with excellent arrangements. Especially noteworthy are Irving Berlin's "Say it isn't so", plus Geo's own "Can't we make it easier".

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