Friday, May 30, 2008
Lost Soul: Joe Buckman
The third in a series of soul classics that have fallen through the floorboards
The urgency and supplication in Right Now are so suggestive, so intimate, that you know when Buckman beseeches his muse to “not put off today what tomorrow may never bring” because “if we don’t find out now, we may never know” that only the most cold-blooded and passionless woman would deny him his dream.
Buckman’s steamy, torrid vocal is exquisitely paced; undoubtedly Funk Brother Jack Ashford’s arrangement helped pitch this romantic torment just-so. Other than the b-side, I know of no other Joe Buckman tracks. Maybe in a vault somewhere in Detroit there are some unreleased recordings. Given the strength of this single, they really would be worth excavating…
Where can you hear more of this fantastic music? Why, The Hangover Lounge. Yes, that's The Hangover Lounge on a Sunday at the Salmon + Compass.
Posted by Fire Escape at 10:20 a.m.