The James Walsh Gypsy Band is kind of the outfit to go to if you're looking for some blue-eyed soul but, just like Ned Doheny and his sublime reissue on Numero, the band never fully came out of its shell, and were limited to just one album on RCA Victor, 1998's self-tiled LP. I've Got The Feelin' was recorded a year later, in 1979, at the legendary Muscle Shoal Studios, but it never made it out onto the shelves apart from a seriously limited CDR run. Norway's Preservation has thankfully done the right thing by pressing its two best singles on 7". The lead tune, "I've Got The Feelin" is a graceful, soul-driven disco bomb guided by James Walsh's memorable vocal chorus - a true LA kind of beast - while "Caves Of Altamira" is more sensual in its approach, but Walsh's inimitable voice still rides proudly at the centre of the mix. Two killer soul slingers - TIP!
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