Sunday, May 16, 2010

Back Beat (1970)

This Back Beat label is one of my favorites. I'm a fan of hand-drawn fonts, and this one is great. I also like the subtle shading of the shadow of the sticks.

A few years ago I found a trove of Southern soul 45s at a thrift store in Alabama, which introduced me to a lot of Stax and Hi artists. When I dropped the needle on this O.V. Wright record I was instantly hooked on him, as well as on the producer of this, Willie Mitchell. Wright was later on Hi, but at this point he was working with Willie Mitchell and putting out records on this label Back Beat from Houston. This track is a real funky jam too.

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