A Cultural History Of Groove
from 1955 into the '80s
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Tuesday's Twosome # 10-11
Folks, there'll be no fussing around today because I'm pretty tired. Just two plain old classics, »I'm Satisfied« and »Something You Got« by Maxine Brown & Chuck Jackson. Famously, »Something You Got«, recorded in NYC in February 1965, was rushed out in March or early April and proved to be their biggest hit (r&b # 10) ever. »I'm Satisfied«, released later that year on Wand # 1109, didn't chart. In order to capitalize on the success of »Some- thing You Got«, Scepter put together (and in July released) an entire album (Wand LP # 669) which at least had the memory word »Something« in its title.
The strategy worked better than expected but eventually backfired: at the end of August '65 only »something« had caught the general attention, with Billboard announcing the LP wrongly as »Say Something« (see excerpt). So it was, it seems, something like a »Something Something« album. In the meantime, Maxine Brown was pictured in the contemporary press together with -- no, not Chuck Jackson but Jackie Wilson! (See the photo from Jet magazine, July 29 issue, below).
Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown: »I'm Satisfied« / »Something You Got« from the Wand LP # 669 (1965):
I am interested in the music, not in the relative rarity of discs. I also listen with great pleasure to Aretha Franklin, because she has the voice of the century. Music is no Faith and therefore has no heretics.
* * *
No music downloads on this site. All mp3s (with very few exceptions where noted) are ripped from original vinyl discs. If something on this blog is objectionable to anyone or should, for valid reasons, be re- moved from the net please let me know; it will be removed. And to reiterate: This is a non-profit blog.