CHRIS FARLOWE - "Moanin" / "What Have I Been Doing" (Immediate IM-056) June 1967

Chris Farlowe possessed a loud and gritty voice, similar to Eric Burdon's and perfect for R&B and his vocals really shine on this odd single from mid 1967. It's laced with fuzz guitar, tabla, sitar and a swinging brass section.

"Moanin" really is one of those records that's difficult to categorize. It mixes psychedelia with soul and perhaps confused the record buying public as the record limped up the charts eventually stalling at #46. For me though, it's a great sound and should have done better.

Dutch release