Rate the song: Girl You Need A Change Of Mind

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Rate the song: Girl You Need A Change Of Mind

Postby Ranking Ted » 12 Apr 2018, 21:09


I’ve been playing the shee-it out of this over the last month. If you get over the, er, “dated” lyrics, the extended groove of the coda is fantastic: hypnotic, effortless and at the moment, I can’t get enough of it.

Any takers or dissenters?

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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 12 Apr 2018, 21:20

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Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Apr 2018, 21:31

I like it, but it's no Keep On Truckin'.
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Postby Count Machuki » 12 Apr 2018, 22:06

sloopjohnc wrote:I like it, but it's no Keep On Truckin'.


Which in turn is no 'My People Hold On'



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Postby fange » 12 Apr 2018, 23:56

Great song. Its charms are more subtle than 'Keep On Truckin', but i play 'Girl' more these days. The arrangements, singing and playing are peak Motown for me, and i love it just as much as 'My People Hold On'.
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Postby fange » 14 Apr 2018, 14:31

It's a shame more people aren't getting into this track. It's just brilliant.
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Postby clive gash » 14 Apr 2018, 14:33

I smell a conspiracy.
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Postby fange » 14 Apr 2018, 14:49

K wrote:I like it a lot. I need to dig into Kendrick's solo records.

Yes!

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Postby fange » 14 Apr 2018, 14:58

It doesn't have the popular currency of 'Keep On Truckin', but it is a musical tour de force.

Not sure who the piano player was for the session - i must dig out my copy and check my liner notes, it probably says it as the notes for the EK solo albums collection were excellent - but whoever it was should've got triple-time. The piano playing, especially after the verses, is simply insane. And the production is incredible - the phasing of the vocals, the arrangements on the horns and percussion, EVERYTHING.

I put it on a mix for our resident Fish a couple of months back, and even he grudgingly enjoyed it! How much more of a ringing endorsement do you need?!
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Postby Goat Boy » 14 Apr 2018, 14:59

Worth checking out his albums?
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Postby fange » 14 Apr 2018, 15:02

Goat Boy wrote:Worth checking out his albums?

The first 2, absolutely. After that it gets sketchier.
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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 14 Apr 2018, 15:32

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Postby Bent Fabric » 14 Apr 2018, 15:55

This is great!

There's a hell of a momentum there that I feel lucky to get caught up in.

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Postby fange » 15 Apr 2018, 10:17

Bent Fabric wrote:This is great!

There's a hell of a momentum there that I feel lucky to get caught up in.

Yeah, it gets up a real momentum doesn't it! The instumetal sections in the second part of it are incredibly vital and energetic.
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Postby Ranking Ted » 15 Apr 2018, 10:23

fange wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:This is great!

There's a hell of a momentum there that I feel lucky to get caught up in.

Yeah, it gets up a real momentum doesn't it! The instumetal sections in the second part of it are incredibly vital and energetic.

That’s it. The song is great anyway but that part of it really takes it onto another, almost ecstatic level. It’s very different in many ways but it reminds me a bit of Isaac Hayes’ Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquwdalymistic in that regard.

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Postby Ranking Ted » 15 Apr 2018, 10:23

NB I’m not correcting that typo!

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Postby fange » 21 Apr 2018, 14:01

fange wrote:Not sure who the piano player was for the session - i must dig out my copy and check my liner notes, it probably says it as the notes for the EK solo albums collection were excellent - but whoever it was should've got triple-time. The piano playing, especially after the verses, is simply insane. And the production is incredible - the phasing of the vocals, the arrangements on the horns and percussion, EVERYTHING.

I finally remembered to do this today, and found that for 'Girl...' and most of the other tracks on People... Hold On, Kendricks was backed by a stomping band out of D.C. named The Young Senators. A little info on them here.
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