Ripped by: ChrisGoesRock
Source: Japan 24-Bit Remaster
Soul/funk LP from 1976 with the incredible crossover soul tune "You need love like I do".
One of the all time indie funk classics of the 1970's, obscure vocalist Bobby Williams' gave James Brown a run for the money when he released "Funky Super Fly" in 1974.
The style of the album recalls James Brown at his funkiest, but with a sound that's even grittier featuring a tight horn section and some heavy funk jamming that really gets in the groove and stays there.
On his second LP, 1976's "Anybody Can Be a Nobody," Williams moves past the grit of "Funky Super Fly" to reveal a more sophisticated style evocative of Curtis Mayfield mixed with the smooth stylings of Miami funk to produce a more mature sound, showing that he can be more of a singer than a shouter.
Copies of the original LP fetches big bucks on the rare groove collector's market and fans of the album will be delighted to see it make its long overdue debut in the digital realm. All selections newly remastered.
01. Anybody Can Be A Nobody 05:00
02. You Need Love Like I Do 05:09
03. Portrait Of My Stepfather 04:40
04. These Arms Of Mine 04:00
05. Think I'd Better Rest 02:45
06. I Will Sing For You 04:15
07. Drop It On Me 03:32
08. Everybody Needs Love Sometime 05:09
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