Friday, 4 September 2009

George Semper ”Makin’ Waves”

George Semper

Makin’ Waves
( LP Imperial Records, Late ‘60 )
Catalog # LP-932

Tracklisting:
Collard Greens … George Semper (1:58)
I Can’t Stop Loving You … Don Gibson George Semper (2:34)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction … Mick Jagger, Keith Richards George Semper (2:48)
Hog Maws N’ Cabbage … George Semper (2:46)
Get Out of My Life Woman … Allen Toussaint George Semper (2:34)
Medley: Where Did Our Love Go/1-2-3/I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie …) … George Semper (2:30)
Corn Bread N’ Chitlins … George Semper (2:28)
What Now My Love (Et Maintenant) … Gilbert Bécaud George Semper (2:30)
Memphis … Chuck Berry George Semper (2:16)
Green Onions … Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Lewis Steinberg, Al Jackson, Jr. George Semper (2:13)
Shortnin’ Bread … George Semper (2:17)
Soldier Boy Blues … George Semper (3:59)
Thank You (4 Letting Me Be Myself) [#] … George Semper (3:06)
Barking Up the Wrong Tree [#][Instrumental] … George Semper (1:48)
Pigeon Peas and Rice [#] … George Semper (3:08)

Review:
Smokin’ organ-based funk by San Diego’s George Semper. This was a busted-ass version of Semper’s superfly LP but I’ll take a half-clean copy rather than none at all (plus Semper’s material was recently reissued). Cookin’ funky soul on here, starting with “Collard Greens” and hitting a high point with Semper’s cover of “Get Out Of My Life Woman” which features ­ surprise, surprise ­ one of those infamous “Get Out” breakbeats that then shifts into Semper’s playful organ sound. Also worth peeping: “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”, “Memphis”, and “Shortnin’ Bread”. It still falls a few points shy of outstanding ­ if you don’t like the organ, parts of this LP will get on your nerves with a quickness, but a solid find for any digger.
From Soul Sides

Thanks to Culov of Sum Shit I Found for the contribute!

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Kevin said...

This sounds like a fantastic groover. I love organ-based records, so I am inclined to check this one out. Thanks for sharing.

Best, Kevin

http://eclectic-grooves.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

thanks for this!

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