Thursday, May 26, 2011
"Oh Mister, Won't You Please..."
I'm not sure I could tell Emanuel Laskey's story any better than the people over at Soulful Detroit. Truth is, I only know what I've read. It's HERE, if you're interested.
This song is another in a long line of minor obsessions. It's got the goods. I mean, as grooves go, this one sweats from 0:02. There are other Laskey tunes from the Thelma label that are worth some time, but none do it for me the way "Welfare Cheese" does it for me.
First time I heard "Welfare Cheese" was on a compilation called "Shakin' Fit," which I wrote about HERE. I just located a sealed vinyl copy, so I am all over it all over again.
(I'd go back to that post if I were you. There's a ZIP!)