Smokey Brooks
Spin-It Jig

Gotta be thankful for the old-school policy of recording up-tempo funk tracks on b-sides of ballads for a double shot at success. For all his best efforts, Smokey Brooks' "Eternal" certainly isn't the reason why this 45 is widely sought. "Spin-It Jig" is a damn fine tune that uses the patent JBs trick of building an entire groove around the anticipation of a great bridge section and it's a hell of a groove. (Nerd note: most famous for being sampled by Portishead for the song "Sour Times".)

Artist: Smokey Brooks
A: Eternal
B: Spin-It Jig
Label: Now
Cat#: 101


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