Choice Cuts

Choice Cuts

by King Floyd


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Choice Cuts

When Malaco released this "best-of" collection on its Waldoxy label in 1994, it had been 17 years since King Floyd's departure from the company. After all that time, Floyd was still among the first names that came up during a discussion of Malaco's history. Recording Floyd was certainly among Malaco's finest accomplishments, and Choice Cuts offers considerable evidence of that fact. This 15-song CD, which spans 1970-1977, contains all of Floyd's major hits, including "Baby Let Me Kiss You," "Woman Don't Go Astray," and his signature song, "Groove Me." Equally strong is Floyd's cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle," which had been a major hit for Patti Drew in 1968 and received the rock & roll treatment from the Black Crowes in 1990. Those gems are the epitome of deep-fried Southern soul -- raw, tough, and unapologetically gritty. But while Southern R&B was what Floyd did best, 1976 found the singer experimenting with disco and funk elements on the sleek, danceable "Body English." The catchy number became a dancefloor hit, but ultimately, Floyd would be best remembered for his contributions to Southern soul. For those who've never experienced the pleasures of King Floyd, Choice Cuts would be the best starting point.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/1994
Label: Waldoxy Records
UPC: 0034373280424
catalogNumber: 2804
Rank: 91775

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Floyd   Primary Artist
Dorothy Moore   Background Vocals
Memphis Horns   Horn
Muscle Shoals Horns   Horn
Don Barrett   Bass
Annie Bass   Background Vocals
Jewel Bass   Background Vocals
Jack Dorsey   Background Vocals
Katherine Henderson   Background Vocals
Jerry Puckett   Guitar
Wardell Quezergue   Keyboards
Vernie Robbins   Bass
James Stroud   Drums
Carson Whitsett   Keyboards
Jeanette Williams   Background Vocals
Dino Zimmerman   Guitar

Technical Credits

Tommy Couch   Producer
Jeff Hannusch   Liner Notes
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger
Wolf Stephenson   Producer
James Stroud   Producer
Elijah Walker   Producer
Don Covay   Composer

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