Bobbi Humphrey – Tailor Made (1977/2014)

Bobbi Humphrey - Tailor Made (1977/2014)
Artist: Bobbi Humphrey
Album: Tailor Made
Genre: Funk, Soul
Label: Funkytowngrooves (FTG Jazz Fusion Classics)
Released: 1977/2014
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Dancin’ to Keep from Cryin’ (Fauntleroy-Scarborough) – 4:30
Lover to Lover (Scarborough) – 5:58
Tailor Made (Amani-Hunt) – 4:44
Theme I (Straughter) – 4:36
Jealousy (Clark-Scarborough) – 5:07
I Started Living (Duncan) – 4:03
Most of All (Amani-Hunt) – 4:22
Fajehzo (Ashford) – 4:26


While not a total disaster, Humphrey’s move from Blue Note Records to the deep pockets and extensive distribution network of Epic Records, retarded instead of advancing her career. The most striking thing about Tailor Made is the dashing cover picture of Bobbi attired in a pinstripe suit, permed hair, made up beautifully, and looking as delicious as a double dip of gourmet ice cream. Compared to her Blue Note LPs, this is blatantly commercial, and the productions, some by Skip Scarborough, come off slick and plastic.
Review by Andrew Hamilton

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