I Just Want to Be Held

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Although this soul shouter had a few hits in the early to mid-'60s including the near classic "Village of Love", it took nearly 40 years for Nathaniel Mayer to release his first album in 2004. While he's probably lost a few steps along the way, this is an explosive release that sounds as powerful in 2004 as it would have in 1964. With a searing, gritty voice somewhere between James Brown and Mitch Ryder and a terrific band that churns out tough garage R&B, this could have been recorded decades before it was released. That's a compliment of course, since there just aren't many contemporary soul discs that attack with this yard dog-styled intensity. Equally impressive is...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Although this soul shouter had a few hits in the early to mid-'60s including the near classic "Village of Love", it took nearly 40 years for Nathaniel Mayer to release his first album in 2004. While he's probably lost a few steps along the way, this is an explosive release that sounds as powerful in 2004 as it would have in 1964. With a searing, gritty voice somewhere between James Brown and Mitch Ryder and a terrific band that churns out tough garage R&B, this could have been recorded decades before it was released. That's a compliment of course, since there just aren't many contemporary soul discs that attack with this yard dog-styled intensity. Equally impressive is that all but three songs are original, written in the vein of classic Muscle Shoals-era Wilson Pickett without a hint of pretension or sense that Mayer is trying to emulate a long-gone style. There's a loose, natural swing to the music when the band, complete with snappy Farfisa organ and occasional horns, works a sizzling, unstoppable groove along with the singer. "You Gotta Work," "From Now On," "What's Your Name" -- just drop in anywhere and the churning funk-dance rhythms slice like the hardest-edged Southern R&B. A blistering, grinding version of John Lennon's "I Found Out" might seem like an unusual tune to cover, but it's one that the Beatle probably would have approved of due to the raw emotion Mayer finds in the lyrics. Just in case you think he's not as lip-snarling as he used to be, check out the lascivious, self-explanatory "Stick It or Lick It." Only the gutsy '50s ballad "You Are the One" interrupts the pace, but that proves Mayer is just as passionate on the occasional slow dance number as on the unhinged tracks that dominate the disc. At a brisk 35 minutes it's almost over too quickly, but hopefully listeners won't have to wait another four decades for its follow-up.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2004
  • Label: Fat Possum Records
  • UPC: 767981101620
  • Catalog Number: 1016
  • Sales rank: 237,772

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Wanna Dance With You (3:28)
  2. 2 I Found Out (4:04)
  3. 3 Satisfied Fool (3:52)
  4. 4 I'm in Love (2:36)
  5. 5 Leave Me Alone (3:20)
  6. 6 You Gotta Work (3:22)
  7. 7 From Now On (2:30)
  8. 8 Stick It or Lick It (3:51)
  9. 9 You Are the One (4:33)
  10. 10 What's Your Name (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nathaniel Mayer Primary Artist, Vocals
Dale Beavers Guitar
Mark Yoshida Drums
Greasy Carlisi Bass, Bass Guitar
Jack Yarber Guitar
Adrian Woodard Organ
Jeff Meier Guitar
Brandon O. Lewis Trumpet
Tino Gross Drums
Suzi Hendrix Saxophone
Adam "Bomb" Woodard Organ
Brandon Lewis Trumpet
Bill Beavers Guitar
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Dale Beavers Producer
Jeff Meier Producer, Audio Production
Tino Gross Engineer
John Smryek Engineer
Bruce Watson Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Devora Brown Composer
Dale Beavers Audio Production
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