Can You Dig It? Vol. 1
Crumbs Off The Table
There’s not a lot I can find about Glass Table other than they had the first hit on the Holland-Dozier-Holland Invictus label The label included others in its stable with Chairman of the Board, The Honey Cone, 100 Proof, Eighth Day, Laura Lee and Freda Payne. And I did find that Freda Payne’s sister Sherrie sang lead as did Ty Hunter for a bit also. This is just a fine funky tune that has needed to be brought out to the forefront for quite sometime and has been covered by Dusty Springfield and Laura Lee. You could call this a small slice of funky soul at some of its best. You’ll be treated to nice harp playing, great horn arrangement, fine vocals and the fruits of great songwriting.
What you been doin?
This will deliver to you a killer combo of fuzz guitar and singing in the Pickett/Redding style that was so prevelent in the day of fine soul. Again, not much out there about them, but from Wikipedia I gleaned that they were a white band from Detroit who were on the Holland-Dozier-Holland Hot Wax Records. Westbound #9 hit #24 pop and #15 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. They changed the name to Mind, Body and Soul, and get this – they were inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 1999, due to member Jerry Plunk coming from Jackson, Tennessee!
Ma, I see you're ashamed
To look me in the face
But a past mistake
That I wasn't no kin
What he should have been.
Glass House: Crumbs Off The Table (60)
Flaming Ember: Westbound #9 (61)
From: Can You Dig It? The 70’s Soul Experience, CD1