NUYORICAN SOUL feat. GEORGE BENSON / “You Can Do It (Baby)”
“You Can Do It (Baby)” is one to boogie down to. Just a hard rhythm and George Benson doing his scat-guitar thing for almost a quarter hour. “You Can Do It (Baby)” is on Nuyorican Soul The Remixes, an extremely hard to acquire import album. Good luck finding it at a reasonable price. It’s all club music. I’m just dropping this one for everybody who likes dancing around the kitchen on Sunday morning fixing some eggs and cheese grits with some orange juice and toast, and it’s cold outside so you ain’t going nowhere no time soon, and you got good music on your computer, and you ain’t danced like this in a long time, and hey, everybody needs a good workout from time to time. And I ain’t got nothing more to say except ENJOY! —Kalamu ya Salaam Grits and eggs This is a schizophrenic record. The first third or so, with the beautiful guitar and scatting, has one feel...and I like it. The rest of the record, after the beat drops, has a quasi-disco thing going that I can’t get into. Masters At Work / Nuyorican Soul is a hell of a collabo and the original Nuyorican Soul album is well worth checking for, but this one track is too all over the place for me. Not to mention at damn near sixteen minutes (?!) in running time, way too long. ... But you know what? I wrote that before reading what Kalamu wrote. And now that I read what he said, I can see where he’s coming from. Every Sunday morning, I listen to the BoL jukebox, mostly to make sure everything is working right. Tomorrow morning, I think I’ll fire up the jukebox, fix myself some grits and eggs and see what’s what. —Mtume ya Salaam
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