Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
Love Our Love Affair
Label: Timmion Records
Release Year: 2019
Style: Funk & Soul
You just can't keep a man like Carlton Jumel Smith down. This time around we get another soulful K.O. from his debut album in the form of "Love Our Love Affair", a mid-tempo groover drawn from that sweet well of southern soul.
One of the fortes of Carlton's "1634 Lexington Ave." LP is that it flows along as an entity but also revels in the strengths of its individual parts. This fourth single brings out another stylistic strain from Carlton and Cold Diamond & Mink's repertoire. After the tight intro and the vibraphone licks have set the scene there are twists and turns plus some classy action from Jukka Eskola on trumpet, did we mention the instrumental on the flip side?
This single might be just the thing you needed to jump start the morning or blast in your Sunday evening radio show.