Cold Blood – Lydia (1974/2004)

Cold Blood - Lydia (1974/2004)
Artist: Cold Blood
Album: Lydia
Genre: Funk, Soul
Label: Collectables
Released: 1974/2004
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Ready To Live (Lonnie Hewitt, Paul Edward Smith) – 5:24
Simple Love Life (Paul Edward Smith, R. Smith) – 3:18
Under Pressure (Fred Gowdy, Larry Wilkins) – 3:30
When My Love Hand Comes Down (Gloria Jones, Pam Sawyer) – 4:23
When It’s Over (A. Wayne) – 2:33
Consideration (Steve Cropper) – 3:36
I Only Wanted Someone To Hear Me (Allan Rush, Dee Presley) – 3:54
You’re Free Lovin’ Me (Carl Marsh, Steve Cropper) – 3:51
Come Back Into My Life Again (B. R. Charles) – 3:40
Just Like Sunshine (Paul Edward Smith, Raul Matute) – 4:38


Even legendary Stax guitarist Steve Cropper couldn’t save this album. Cropper produced it and played on three cuts, but his soulful approach and the band’s determination to play blue-eyed funk just don’t mesh. The horn section sounds ready to break out into “I Can’t Turn You Loose” throughout the Cropper-penned “Consideration,” an interesting glimpse into what might have been had Cold Blood chosen a different road. Singer Lydia Pense is in fine form as always.
Review by Mark Allan

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