Thursday, September 10, 2009

Going Back To My Roots

I posted the six minute version of Lamont Dozier's 1977 "Going Back To My Roots" a few years back on this blog, however I've never shared the extended nine-plus minute version that is featured on his Peddlin' Music On The Side album. This extended version of the track remains an all-time favorite of mine. You can almost slice the song in two parts, one being the funky soul beginning and the second half which is like a heavy Afro-beat jam. Both movements of the song are absolutely amazing and surprisingly compliment each other nicely. This is one of those tracks that never quite get tired of hearing in it's entirety. Enjoy!

Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello TJ, ive recently got a listen to a track from THE LARRY PAGE ORCHESTRA Lp titled '' You do it good '' that you had posted in one of your thread earlier, this track is excellent, will you be able to post more tracks from this Lp ? ... regards Chris !

Boris said...

Damn this is one of my favorite tracks thanks for posting. Certainly, has an east coast sound. Love the piano.

Pat Les Stache said...

I agree, I love the whole piano intro build-up. When the drums kick in, it just simply blows me away.

'Magic' Juan said...

A Loft classic! I do love this version, but over the past few years I've been feeling the Odyssey version (I believe it is actually a suite which starts off with another track and then blends in with this one). Check it out if you have not done so already. Perhaps a future post of said track is in order so others may judge for themselves? As always, keep up the great work!

ATLDisco said...

Thanks for posting! Been trying to find a copy of this. Bought his album from '73 on ebay that contains "Fish Ain't Bitin'". That's a great social commentary on the US in the early 70s. That whole album is good.

Enjoy SF.

professor Eddy said...

His Motown work was brilliant, but his solo career was impressive as well! Great track, I like the versions of Odyssey and Richie Havens too.