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Dennis Coffey – Goin’ for Myself (Remastered) (1972/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dennis Coffey – Goin’ for Myself (Remastered) (1972/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:15 minutes | 737 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sussex Records

Following on the creative and commercial breakthroughs of Evolution, Dennis Coffey’s second Sussex LP can’t help but suffer by comparison. Though by no means a bad record, Goin’ for Myself nevertheless falters from a paucity of new ideas, relying heavily on recycled riffs and ill-suited cover material. “Taurus,” the record’s hit follow-up to Coffey’s funk classic “Scorpio,” even borrows elements of the original’s melody, while renditions of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” the Jackson 5’s “Never Can Say Goodbye,” and Carole King’s “It’s Too Late” hinge on the guitarist’s now-familiar gimmicks like wah-wah and distortion. But the mid-tempo “Midnight Blue” succeeds on the strength of Coffey’s nuanced performance, and the funky “Can You Feel It” is irresistible. Best of all is the incendiary “Ride Sally Ride,” later sampled to memorable effect for LL Cool J’s “Big Ole Butt.”

01. Taurus
02. Can You Feel It
03. Never Can Say Goodbye
04. Ride, Sally, Ride
05. Midnight Blue
06. Bridge Over Troubled Water
07. Man and Boy (Main Theme)
08. It’s Too Late
09. Toast And Jam

Dennis Coffey, guitar
Bob Babbitt, bass
Tony Newton, bass
Andrew Smith, drums
Eric Morgeson, keyboards
Jack Ashford, percussion
James Barnes, percussion
Alvin Score, horns
Barbara Fickett, horns
Beatriz Staples, horns
Bob Cowart, horns
Emanuel Johnson, backing vocals
Joyce Vincent, backing vocals
Pam Vincent, backing vocals
Rothwell Wilson, backing vocals
Telma Hopkins, backing vocals
Tyrone Brown, backing vocals


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