Keyboardist Morgan Bouldin delivers an ageless rendition of the Temptations "My Girl". Brazilian rhythms blended with vintage soul, conjure up visions of a tropical paradise and of mighty, endearing love. Rarely has soul and samba been combined into such a lethal, toxic brew. Vocalist Kenneth Smith rips into his gritty, powerful lead with fearless abandon, channeling reflections of the soulmasters of yesteryear. Phaedra Vaughner contrasts his primal calls with sweet, breathy whisperings reminiscent of the memorable duets between Donnie Hathaway and Roberta Flack. She sincerely reciprocates on the bridge section, yes she answers, I am your girl. If David Ruffin is turning over in his grave, it's only because of the earth shaking groove that Bouldin is laying down. With deep, sub-bottom bass, My Girl ventures into directions unimagined and unexplored. Peppered with vintage Rhodes piano, ukulele with an assortment of South American percussions, Bouldin creates a wall of sound and paints a canvass cascading into the soul-spirit realm. My Girl is a version for the ages as Bouldin the consummate producer and artist, pushes the envelope, never resting with his visionary creativity.
My Girl 4:12
Strangelove Music Company
(S. Robinson, R. White )
Victor De LaGarza: Ukulele, Kenneth Smith: Lead Vocals, Paul Chevalier: Guitar, Adrian Zavala: Acoustic Guitar, Kalin Bouldin: Trumpet, Phaedra Vaughner : Vocals, Vernon Daniels: Drums, Morgan Bouldin: Keyboards, Tamborim, Music/Vocal Arrangements, Eric Demmer: Sax, Tony Parana’: Surdo, Pandeiro and Shakers, Terry Willis: Drums, Milford Spivey: Background Vocals
Recorded in Houston, Texas at the Red Shack
Rock Romano: Engineer