Saturday, April 5, 2008
BOBBY HEBB - SOME KIND OF MAGIC
What a great record this is! I discovered it on the B side of his non-charting "I Love Everything About You," which was his 5th of 7 singles released on the Philips label. 9 of the 14 songs that made it to Philips label singles were never part of Bobby's only LP for the label, this tune included. It certainly deserved more of a chance, in my opinion. Jerry Butler first recorded the song on his 1966 lp called Soul Artistry, but it's very possible that Bobby's had been recorded first, and held off as being a single release, finally making it out in 1967.
If you dig this record, go out and find a copy or six of it, send emails to Universal music and demand that they finally put it out on cd, and if it ever gets a legitimate reissue, go pick up a copy of whatever it appears on, and buy copies for all of your friends. This one is too good to pass up. If you dig this tune as much as I do, you may find yourself playing it over and over many times (which is not really all that good for a polystyrene 45...).
Posted by Tom D. at 3:22 AM