It’s worth checking out any release on Nashville’s Ref-O-Ree label because the prices are low and there’s a fair chance you’ll uncover something pretty special or, in the case of Girl Watching On Broadway, a stone cold classic.
This punchy funk instrumental from 1969 by the Little Rock Brotherhood is the work of Ref-O-Ree’s in-house arranger Bob Holmes and when the summer days turn hot I reach for it every time. The b-side, Morning After, is slower, more soulful and just as essential. You’ll notice the crackles on my £2 copy; ignore the internet nutjobs and you can source a mint copy for a fiver.
Girl Watching On Broadway