Gritty Groovy & Gettin It [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition. Gritty, Groovy And Gettin' It was the first of three album releases by Grammy award-winning songwriter David Porter, a singer before teaming up with Isaac Hayes to write songs including 'Soul Man', 'Hold On, I'm Comin' and 'When Something Is Wrong with My Baby'. Porter's debut album was released in the wake of Hayes massive success with Hot Buttered Soul. Although it was not as commercially successful, it proved that anything Hayes could do, David Porter could do as well, if not better, by taking mostly familiar Soul songs all personal favorites and rearranging (and sometimes extending) them creatively. The album gave Porter a Top 30 hit with 'Can't See You When I Want To', a song he had recorded in very different form for Stax in the mid-60s. The rare earlier version is also included here, as one of five bonus songs, two of which have never been issued before. Recorded with many of the same musicians who played on Isaac Hayes best-selling albums, this album has never been reissued in the UK until now.