Sunday, 17 April 2011

Lou Courtney - I'm In Need Of Love (1974)

It's sometimes hard to say why some great records become hits, and others hardly register. "I'm In Need Of Love" should have been a hit. It compares favourably with works of the time by Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Mike James Kirkland, and others of that Soul/R&B school, with a strong mix of mellow groovers and ballads. Maybe it didn't get marketed well enough. Perhaps there was just too much good music coming out at the same time that stole attention. Who knows? That said, this one should have done better. Highlights include the title track, along with "Somebody New Is Lovin' On You," "What Do You Want Me To Do" and "The Common Broken Heart." Definitely worth at least a listen... and then decide for yourself whether the album's obscurity is deserved or not.

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