Long before Clarence Reid was known for his perverse Soul/Funk under the name “Blowfly”, he was a soul recording artist living in Miami. He had a few hits but flew relatively low under the radar… then he re-invented himself as the incomparable, X-Rated performer that we all know now.
This tune, “Let the Soul Sounds Play" has an obvious reference to the Sam Cooke song “Having a Party”, with a few lyrics being taken out of Cooke’s tune and re-spun in Reid’s own way. He had a great soul sound, and always put that extra Miami spin on his records, which is a nice blend of Funk and Soul.
(FUNKYLICIOUS) Miami -Chicken Yellow, 1974
Sampled by Neneh Cherry’s "Buffalo Stance", 1988
I would rather sit here and make socks forever than to ever hold your hand ever again.
Friend is not helping me make socks.