Playing tracks by
Clarence Reid, The Isley Brothers, Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Marva Whitney, Thurston Harris and more.
What's the thing about this thing I got going here? It is about a bunch of great songs that all (except track 5) have one thing in common and that is "thing", "things" or "something" is prominently utilized in their lyrics. Some groups have a special thing for things and so they were used more than once: The Grass Roots (pictured) and, I couldn't help including two Beatles' tracks; both something else.
How did I come up with the idea for this mix? Well, I had track two eating its way into my brain and I realized that there was another, less well known song that featured that special word but the more familiar tune pushed the other one out of reach of memory (it didn't help that the song in question didn't use the word "thing" in its title). I was struggling to figure out what the other song was for a day or two before I realized it was the one that I have decided to kick off this mix with.