Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cornelius Brothers- I"m So Glad (To Be Loved By You)

Glad No More

"Treat Her Like a Lady" and "Too Late To Turn Back Now" are familiar relics of the early '70s for listeners of "dusty groove" radio programs. Like so much soul music of that era, it's aging beautifully. The original song "I'm So Glad (To Be Loved By You)" is not particularly ambitious, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable today. In fact, it speaks to the quality of the group's output that such a strong song was released as a b-side in 1972. It manages to draw on both Curtis Mayfield and James Taylor. The Florida group's sturdy Classic Masters collection is loaded with similar throwback jams.

As a music consumer hoping that the physical representation of music limps along for at least a couple more years, I'm mad at Coheed & Cambria today. The regular version of their new release is packaged in a cruddy paper sleeve- and it's a $13.98 list price! To acquire something that doesn't look like it was duped by your roommate, you have to pony up for a "Deluxe Edition". Jerks.

Kansas City Click: American Catastrophe, Olympic Size and new act The Caves form a fine triple bill at the Hurricane tonight.

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