Gold vinyl pressed at Third Man Records in Detroit!
1972 Detroit Guitar Groove - Proudly Pressed in Motor City!
The Detroit axemans debut bursts with soulful, uniquely-styled instrumentals: impossibly-funky workouts from the man who rigged his guitar to burst into flames while playing it with his teeth! A guitar-led celebration of groove, this LP includes the oft-covered/sampled Zambezi, Rev. Lowdown, a soulful read of Aint No Sunshine, and much more
Hot Thang is a document of its era, crossing the bridge from soul to funk. Eddys guitar work is the frontman of this album, played on a Hagstrom acquired on tour in Europe. In Eddys own words, We didnt want to be too technical or overly fancy. We want to keep it simple, funky and plain. We dont want to overdress it, we dont want too many horns, too many strings or too many keyboards. We want to keep it as raw as we possibly can get it. The album was recorded at Detroits Pac 3 Studio with Eddys lead guitar backed up by Rudy Robinson on keys, Roderic Peanut Chandler on bass, Sam Witcher on second guitar, Curtis Sharp on drums, Eddie Bongo Brown on congas, Johnny Clapton and Thomas Hale on tenor sax, and Gordon Camp on trumpet. With stripped down layers and impressive playing, Eddy shows his range with the choice of songs, from the up-tempo blues sounds of the title track to the tranquilly romantic soul that is Message of Love. Eddys cover of Bill Withers Aint No Sunshine is stridently tough, changing the hauntingly mournful notes of the original version into a tune that takes no prisoners and keeps it moving no matter what emotions are being experienced. Eddys style comes through on the trippy tropical funk of his take on Zambezi.
. Just Feeling It
2. Down Home
3. Hot Thang
6. Rev. Lowdown
7. Ain’t No Sunshine
8. Message Of Love