Saturday, March 12, 2022

RIP Timmy Thomas


Wonderful song. And with a minimalist sound that still startles with its skeletal spareness. The drum machine and organ combo almost makes it a soul Suicide. 

I had "Why Can't We Live Together" on this K-Tel compilation - not in 1973, though, when I would have been nine or ten - but some years later. 

I had this one and all

Good value, this series, if you weren't fussy about hi-fi (12 tracks crammed on each side!) - and even more so when I picked them up second-hand for a quid each. 

On Superbad, the track just before the Timmy Thomas is another one I loved - Cymande's "The Message".  (Who I saw several years ago play in LA.)