Shake a Tail Feather! The Best of James and Bobby Purify
James & Bobby Purify
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||I'm Your Puppet||James & Bobby Purify||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Left the Water Running||James & Bobby Purify||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shake a Tail Feather||James & Bobby Purify||2:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Was Born to Lose||James & Bobby Purify||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||So Many Reasons||James & Bobby Purify||2:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wish You Didn't Have to Go||James & Bobby Purify||2:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Can't Keep a Good Man Down||James & Bobby Purify||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Take What I Want||James & Bobby Purify||2:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Let Love Come Between Us||James & Bobby Purify||2:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Don't Want to Have to Wait||James & Bobby Purify||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Don't Love Me||James & Bobby Purify||2:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Goodness Gracious||James & Bobby Purify||1:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hello There||James & Bobby Purify||2:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Keep Pushin' Me||James & Bobby Purify||2:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just Like Old Times||James & Bobby Purify||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Can Remember||James & Bobby Purify||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We're Finally Gonna Make It||James & Bobby Purify||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Untie Me||James & Bobby Purify||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Everybody Needs Somebody||James & Bobby Purify||2:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Last Piece of Love||James & Bobby Purify||2:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Help Yourself to All of My Lovin'||James & Bobby Purify||2:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Don't Know What It Is You Got||James & Bobby Purify||2:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Section C||James & Bobby Purify||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Adorable One||James & Bobby Purify||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Do Unto Me||James & Bobby Purify||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Weeper||James & Bobby Purify||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||She Ain't Gonna Do Right||James & Bobby Purify||2:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Somebody Cares||James & Bobby Purify||2:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
You couldn't ask for a better compilation of James & Bobby Purify than this one, which fits no less than 28 songs onto a single disc, all from their prime 1966-1969 Bell era. In addition to a wealth of singles, B-sides, and LP tracks, there are five previously unissued cuts, the whole deal expertly annotated. The duo was harder to fit into a niche than many soul acts of the era; although there have been some comparisons to Sam & Dave, at times their sides were more pop-oriented than what Sam & Dave cut at Memphis, particularly on songs with sophisticated production touches like vibes. At other times, though, they were indeed in the late-'60s Southern deep soul bag; sometimes some doo wop and older R&B influences surfaced; and there's even a reading of the blues classic "You Don't Love Me." It makes for a varied and nice set, though there really isn't anything as instantly memorable as the song that will be always be their calling card, "I'm Your Puppet." If you do like "I'm Your Puppet" in particular, you'll probably go for the half a dozen or so other tracks in which Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were also involved in the songwriting, like "So Many Reasons" and a version of "You Left the Water Running" that stands up to the better-known one by Otis Redding. For more up-tempo numbers, their interpretation of "I Take What I Want," with fuzzy guitar to the forefront, is at least as good as the more famed version by Sam & Dave.
I got this song because it was in Blake griffins commercial.
All The Original Hits of James & Bobby Purify!
These guys were hot from 1966 until 1968 and all those hits are here. There was some minor stuff in the 1970's [a re-record of "I'm Your Puppet" was Top 20 in the UK], but you're not missing much. 12/29/11 R.I.P. Bobby Purify [Robert Dickey].
I like their song " you life the water running"
Formed: 1966 in Pensacola, FL
Years Active: '60s, '70s