Friday, February 26, 2010
A Yankee Doodle Dandy of a Record
Here's a newly acquired Rodd Keith record which is certainly worth a spin or five. The first side, "Real Old Yankee Doodle Dandy", features Rodd in Middle-of-the-Road pop mode, with a really nice setting featuring a flute-led combo, with some really nice brushes on the drums. He's never lost his sand!:
The flip side, "In Memorial" is, to me at least, unexpectedly moving. It's a blue-eyed soul arrangement of a well-written tribute to the writer's (recently?) deceased mother. Again, the drumming is a stand-out here, but the real star is a first rate lead vocal from Rodd.