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The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend

Born on this date. Any self-respecting funkster, acid or otherwise, should have this album in their collection — but this album is far more than just that. My copy is a Japanese import and though pricey, it was dosh very well spent. Here is a good  assessment of Baby Huey by Leo DeLuca. acid funkacid…

California Dreamin’

Here are two very different superb interpretations — the first by Baby Huey; the second by Bobby Womack. These guys so easily and classily rework a classic song squeezing out new nuances. Isaac Hayes and Rod Stewart also had this ability, something that most covers these days fail to do. Both BW and IH reinterpret Bacharach &…

The Baby Huey Story

Genius — the best piece on Baby Huey I could find. Listen to the tour de force that is “A Change Is Gonna Come” — James Brown, Sly, Curtis Mayfield (the producer), Percy Sledge, Isaac Hayes, Bobby Womack, and Etta James all rolled into one. “Hard Times” so evocative of the early seventies along with Bobby…