Sunday, July 15, 2007

Don Covay - Super Dude I (Mercury 1973)


Blogger low said...

Don Covay hadn't seen a lot of chart activity since the '60s, but he returned in 1973 with the comeback album Super Dude. Single releases "Overtime Man," "I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In," and "Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home" were all worthy of high recognition, but only "I was Checkin'," a classic about a guy cheating on his woman while she's cheating on him at the same motel, made any real noise. "Leave Him, Pts. 1-2" is another good gritty track, but Mercury spoiled it by putting the first part on the A-side and the second on the B-side, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense. On the positive side, Covay breathes new life into "Money (That's What I Want)." The recording quality is slicker and better engineered than his earlier stuff, and there are more musicians, but the raw charm of "See Saw" and "Mercy Mercy" is missing. This is the mature, been-through-the-mill Don Covay, whose singing about adultery and promiscuity has a Southern/uptown soul feel.

1. Overtime Man
2. Leave Him Part I
3. I Stayed Away Too Long
4. I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In
5. Hold You To Your Promise
6. Memphis
7. The Pinch Hitters
8. Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home
9. Bad Mouthing
10. Leave Him Part II
11. Money (That's What I Want)
12. Don't Step On A Man When He's Down

7/15/2007 10:02 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

Very Nice! Thank You for a very great Post. I wish for more of Don Covay.

7/17/2007 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your time and effort

8/09/2007 10:33 AM  
Blogger jogrant said...


1/30/2008 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you have the pass?

4/17/2008 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

link is dead..please repost
i like this album especially song somebody's been enjoying my home

Fay Fish

11/21/2008 9:06 PM  

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