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King Floyd

  • King Floyd [Cotillion, 1971] B
  • Well Done [Chimneyville, 1975] B

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King Floyd [Cotillion, 1971]
This is virtually the only good soul music to come from Atlantic in recent memory, which must mean something, probably not good. A standard solid soul LP, nothing ruinous and a couple of good singles to get off on. B

Well Done [Chimneyville, 1975]
Floyd's quiet, chocolatey voice--cf. Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville--is prized by seekers after the New Orleans dispensation, but he's never grooved me without skipping like a cheap bootleg. So I'm pleased to report that side one of his fourth LP, climaxing with the neglected regional hit "I Feel Like Dynamite," provides songs as winsome as the straight-ahead Caribbeanisms (even some reggae) of the New Orleans r&b behind. Location of studio: Jackson, Mississippi. B