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Into My Own Thing: The Jewel and Whit Recordings 1966-1971 is a 28-track collection containing nearly everything Bobby Powell recorded for Jewel and Whit during the five years indicated in the title. Though this occasionally gets somewhat generic, it's generic in a good way — good, funky southern soul -blues, with a tight rhythm section and earthy vocals. There's not much variety in material — in Powell's hands, even the the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" sounds like neo-Stax soul — but it delivers a consistent groove and serious soul and blues fans will find this entertaining.

Biography

Born: 1941 in Baton Rouge, LA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s

Blind pianist/singer Bobby Powell — born in Baton Rouge in 1941 — started out as a gospel singer in the 1950s. By the outset of the 1960s, however, he'd switched to singing R&B and was signed to Whit Records, where he succeeded right out of the box with "What Are You Trying to Do to Me" b/w "Red Sails in the Sunset" — the latter didn't chart nationally but was good and popular enough locally to get picked up by Jewel Records for national distribution. He did even better with...
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