Giving you the love you need - BAY TOWN 204

Gene Miller

This isn’t the Memphis trumpeter/arranger/producer “Bowlegs” Miller but another guy altogether. ListenGiving You The Love You Need is the only 45 by big voiced West Coast singer Miller that I’ve been able to find so far – but it’s a real winner. Listen to his voice go from hoarse and grainy to sweet falsetto and back again particularly as he gets to the hookline. Truly great vocals – dig that screaming! The chord changes and the arrangement are fine too. This came out in 1974 and the label says it's taken from the LP "Raw Soul". I've never seen the album but it's title sums up Miller's style brilliantly.

UPDATE ~ Just discovered the Alfie 45 - both sides strong southern style funk.


Spider man/ What'll love do ~ ALFIE 106 (1973)
ListenGiving you the love you need
/ Polluted minds (but it's all right) ~ BAY TOWN 204 (1974)


Thanks to Dante Carfagno (see Links) for info on the Alfie 45.


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