The flared jeans that I am wearing used to be straight legged pants but I pestered my mum to insert some panels, so now I had multi-coloured flairs. This way I could truck down the road like all the other cats. Mind you, I wasn’t allowed to wear platform boots and my hair had to stay at a respectable length, but at least I was able to grow my record collection.
In 1975 music became a form of travel for me. Part of that travel was a regular journey to the local record bar, where I could listen to the latest vinyl offerings. I started to take risks and began moving away from the glam rock and top 40 boxes and found myself gravitating toward the funk and soul section. There I found records with artist names that I had never heard of and exotic looking album covers; bands like Osibisa, who had a flying elephant on the cover! This had to be worth a listen. So I gave up on Schlager music and became a Soul fool! The only thing the two had in common was the letter S!
Today’s choice is a cracker soul tune by William DeVaughn, from a bargain basement original, as advertised on TV, K-Tel record.
I still have a pair of flared jeans in the wardrobe I just know they’ll make a comeback. As for the long hair, that is another story!
William DeVaughn ‘Blood is thicker than water’