Sunday, July 17, 2005

Donoman: Here Comes The Fool/Do You Know (Everything About Love) (Thunderbird 45-TH-102)

Well, awww reet, we got another 2-sider here! Two different moods, natch. What's interesting is that a different girl back-up group is credited for each side. On "Here Comes The Fool," Donoman is backed by The Lakettes who emphasize his pain about being "a fool in love with you." Some of you may know this one as the lead-off track of a compilation called "All Tore Up" and it definitely feels like it was recorded at 2 o'clock in the morning after several hours of crying in your beer. Which brings us to "Do You Know (Everything About Love) in which the band kicks into high gear and Donoman, backed by the Sparkettes this time, grunts and growls "DO YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT LOVE!"
as many times as he can. The Sparkettes go "Now you know! Now you know!" as the band works itself up into a joyous, but intense groove. This is what's known as 2:50 minutes of soul shouter heaven! So there you have it: a soul party and a blues hangover, all within a stone's throw of each other. From 1963.

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