Baby one more time - FESTIVAL 702


Jimmy Garland

The New York based Festival label is a goldmine of deep soul – check out Louis Younger and Charles Lattimore for example – but perhaps the finest 45 on the label is this wonderful double sider from Jimmy Garland. The top side ListenBaby One More Time is a first class blues ballad, full of super touches like the guitarists fills, the “climbing” horn chart and the stop go breaks. But the best bits are Jimmy’s falsetto bursts – simply thrilling. Flip the disc over for ListenYou Made A Promise and you get another scintillating vocal performance in a more orthodox soul ballad setting. Kudos to producer/label owner Herb Abrahamson for coming up with such a treasure.



Best love I ever had / Baby one more chance ~ CARNIVAL 1001 / FESTIVAL 1001 (1961)
ListenBaby one more time / ListenYou made a promise – FESTIVAL 702 (1966)


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