“Have You Heard This Story??” by Swamp Dogg - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1974Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Swamp Dogg’s fifth album in five years takes a decided turn towards the funky pop disco and comes complete with a few extra JB-esque screams and hollers at no extra charge. Side 1 is rather uninspiring; its best moment comes when Dogg continues with his annual state of the nation speech on “God Ain’t Blessing America”. The best three tracks all come at the end of the LP – the slow funky groover “Did I Come Back Too Soon (Or Stay Away Too Long)”, which tells the story of the inattentive lover who comes home to find his wife cheating on him with another woman! Dogg, that’s lowdown!! Second last is the slow, bluesy driver “Dr. MLG (JA)”, a story about an incompetent physician. That jive ass! Wha’ppen? Best of the album is the harmonica-led soulful finale “My Hang-Ups Ain’t Hung-Up No More”, the closest Swamp gets to former album glories…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:20] 5.0.png Swamp Dogg - The Mind Does The Dancing While The Body Pulls The Strings (Jerry Williams Jr.) Disco / Funk
A2 [03:45] 5.6.png Swamp Dogg - Dr. M.L.G. (J.A.) (Jerry Williams Jr.) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [04:41] 4.9.png Swamp Dogg - Chewed Up Grass (Jerry Williams Jr.) Disco / Funk
A4 [03:45] 6.6.png Swamp Dogg - My Hang-Ups Ain’t Hung-Up No More (Jerry Williams Jr.) Soul
B1 [04:15] 5.9.png Swamp Dogg - Did I Come Back Too Soon (Or Stay Away Too Long) (Jerry Williams Jr., Gary Bonds, Charlie Whitehead) Disco / Funk
B2 [02:30] 4.9.png Swamp Dogg - I Wanna Lifetime Of Loving You (Jerry Williams Jr.) Disco / Funk
B3 [03:14] 5.5.png Swamp Dogg - When He Was No One (Jerry Williams Jr.) Soul
B4 [02:40] 5.1.png Swamp Dogg - I Wouldn’t Leave Here To Go To Heaven (Jerry Williams Jr., Charlie Whitehead) Pop
B5 [04:40] 5.2.png Swamp Dogg - God Ain’t Blessing America (Jerry Williams Jr.) Pop

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