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Detroit Emeralds: Do Me Right [Westbound, 1971]
The title tune is pure dance groove, quite distinctive: I'd compare it to a locomotive, only it's smoother, maybe a diesel. The other good stuff is less distinctive: after the "you make me wanna moan" bit I would have sworn my man Al had indulged in a little label-jumping, but the real culprit is probably coproducer W. Mitchell. B