With four alternate takes filling out this collection of R&B/soul pioneer Clyde McPhatter’s Amy-Mala sessions, A Shot of Rhythm and Blues proves to be another sure-fire winner in Sundazed’s ever-increasing catalogue of soul/R&B.
Why the hell Clyde’s version of Van McCoy’s “Everybody Loves A Good Time” (included here along with a second alternate take) wasn’t a smash is beyond me. Ditto the beautifully orchestrated “Little Bit Of Sunshine.”
I can only imagine the legions of fans worldwide McPhatter would be entertaining now had he not succumbed to an early death (just a few months short of his 40th birthday) attributed to his struggles with the bottle.
Clyde McPhatter’s stunning voice and some equally wonderful tunes make this release one guaranteed to please.
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