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Album Review

A stellar effort except for the weak metronome-style drum programming. Where's Willie Hall (Memphis drummer) when you need him? J. Blackfoot's rings true, however, as he crushes 11 hook-laden songs in both his natural tenor and a shivering hoarse falsetto. Frisky, commercial mid-tempo numbers like "Show Me" and "Put a Little Something Down on It," deserve a wider audience. The dramatic ballad "I've Been Having an Affair" is classic Blackfoot. He administers a southern soul whipping to Gregory Abbott's "Shake You Down" and redoes Isaac Hayes and David Porter's "I'll Understand," a tune he originally cut with the Soul Children.


Born: 20 November 1946 in Greenville, MS

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Born John Colbert, J. Blackfoot was the lead singer of the Soul Children, the Memphis-based group that scored 15 R&B hits between 1968 and 1978. Colbert launched a solo career as J. Blackfoot with the single "Taxi,"...
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