The Deirdre Wilson Tabac, The Deirdre Wilson Tabac  
The Deirdre Wilson Tabac
The Deirdre Wilson Tabac
USA 1xLP 
Label: Be With Records
Reissue
Release Year: 1969
Style: Funk & Soul
 
  Tracks  
  1 The Other Side Of Life
2 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
3 Let's All Join Together
4 Get Back
5 Angel Baby
6 The Last Thing On His Mind
7 I Can't Keep From Cryin' Sometimes
8 Look In My Face
9 Magic One
10 I Go To You
 
  Recorded in Philadelphia in 1969, The Deirdre Wilson Tabac's sole album is a beautiful blend of funk, jazz and soulful pop. Possessing the complex grooves, thrilling breaks and ethereal weirdness that The Rotary Connection pedalled so brilliantly, the LP failed to connect with audiences upon its original release.

In the decades since, it has deservedly attracted a considerable cult following. However, almost inevitably, it has become increasingly tricky to pick up a copy in good condition for anything less than eye-watering sums. As such, we're delighted to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of freaky funk-rock, limited to just 500 copies.

The Tabac were, in fact, a trio. Discovered, managed and produced by Svengali Sonny Casella (who'd earlier managed garage band The Magic Mushrooms), they comprised Deirdre Wilson, Stu Freeman (formerly of said Mushrooms) and Barbara Payne (formerly with the James Brown Revue). They were backed by session players including jazz guitarist Chuck Anderson, bassist Hugh McDonald and keyboardist Roy Bittan (who went on to be a long-term Bruce Springsteen sideman).

Their first single coupled two fine Casella compositions, each featuring powerhouse vocal workouts, the supremely funk-fuelled blues beat of "The Other Side Of Life" and the psychedelic-flavoured "Look In My Face" - both of which are featured here. This 7" picked enough up airplay to merit an album, which duly appeared early the following year, but, as is often the way with these lost classics, it received barely any press. Correspondingly, sales where low and the trio didn't last long.

And herein lies the real tragedy. The rest of the LP deserves to be heard from start-to-finish - it's that good. A beguiling mix of funky folk and rocky jazz tracks, with some deep, string-drenched harmony soul ballads and a handful of remarkable covers elegantly presented througout. Indeed, they put some sauntered head-nod funk into The Beatles' "Get Back" whilst tearing through a version of "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" which gives Otis' original a real run for its money.

But the real standout cut for most - with its soulful, haunting vocals, swinging hammond organ and stabbing horns, is the incredible 6/8 time jazz dancer "I Can't Keep From Cryin' Sometimes." Staggering.
 
      Wish List  
  Price: CHF 35.00   Add to Cart  
  Releases of the same artist  
  No items found ..  
  Releases of the same label  
  Batteaux, Batteaux  
Batteaux
Batteaux
[Be With Records]
1xLP  Wish List
CHF 39.00 Add To Cart
 
  Ned Doheny, Think Like A Lover (Mudd's Extended Mix)  
Ned Doheny
Think Like A Lover (Mudd's Extended Mix)
[Be With Records]
USA 7inch  Wish List
CHF 21.00 Restocking!
 
  Pink Rhythm, Melodies Of Love  
Pink Rhythm
Melodies Of Love
[Be With Records]
GBR 12inch  Wish List
CHF 22.00 Restocking!
 
  Tommy Guerrero, Soul Food Taqueria  
Tommy Guerrero
Soul Food Taqueria
[Be With Records]
USA 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 35.00 Add To Cart
 
  Tommy Guerrero, A Little Bit Of Somethin'  
Tommy Guerrero
A Little Bit Of Somethin'
[Be With Records]
TIP  
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 36.00 Restocking!
 
  Willie Hutch, Season For Love  
Willie Hutch
Season For Love
[Be With Records]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 30.00 Restocking!
 
Capital Steez
Amerikkkan Korruption
[Not On Label]
Charles Bals
Charles Bals presents. Club Meduse
[Spacetalk]
Drake
Thank Me Later
[Not On Label]
Gloria Jay
Know What You Want
[Melodies International]
K DOT & JAY ROCK
No Sleep Til NYC
[Not On Label]
K-Dot
C4
[Not On Label]
Kamasi Washington
Heaven & Earth
[Young Turks]
Kendrick Lamar
EP
[Not On Label]
Kendrick Lamar
Hub City Threat Minor Of The Year
[Not On Label]
Leonard Chin
What More Can I Say
[Pepite]
Micro Soul
Electreposité
[Nice Try Records]
One Stream Mental
The Mental Pain-ting
[Avalon Zone]
Step
Memory Lane
[360]
Trio Ternura
A Gira
[Melodies International]
  1. Trio Ternura
A Gira
 
  2. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
The Serpent's Mouth
 
  3. Pablo Color
La Calle Roja
 
  4. Bobby Wright
Blood Of An American
 
  5. Leonard Chin
What More Can I Say
 
  6. Acayouman
Funky Reggae
 
  7. Altin Gün
Cemalim
 
  8. Danny Watts
Black Boy Meets World
 
  9. Hailu Mergia
Hailu
 
  10. Ingus Bauskenieks
Spoki