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Crazy Feeling by Carl Douglas
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9/10 ReviewBot3000 27 June 2014
Had you asked me what I knew about Carl Douglas yesterday, all I'd have been able to tell you was that he was the 'Kung Fu Fighting' guy, but it turns out that he enjoyed modest success in the '60s with a constantly-mutating backing group that recorded variously as Carl Douglas & the Charmers, The Carl Douglas Set, and Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede. 'Crazy Feeling' collects together singles and unreleased tracks by these three acts, and it's excellent fun.   The majority of the tracks here are a bouncy mod-soul style which borrows heavily from American r'n'b and rock'n'roll. Douglas himself takes his cues from Otis Redding and James Brown, but the backing is an intriguing mixture of wheezing organs, jagged electric guitars, bubbling dancefloor-oriented drum grooves and occasional wailing tenor sax. The Big Stampede tracks here, particularly minor hit 'Crazy Feeling', have all the brass and it gives them that same jumpy garage rock'n'soul excitement I get from King Khan & the Shrines, while the other stuff without the brass is more King Khan & BBQ Show. There's some lovely ballads on here too but it's the upbeat numbers I'm enjoying the most, and Douglas's voice goes beautifully with brass. Excellent '60s r'n'b/soul from a man with a delicious voice who surrounded himself with good musicians.


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