“Total Destruction To Your Mind” by Swamp Dogg - album review

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

TJR says

Career turn for the 28-year-old producer/songwriter/performer Jerry Williams, dropping his birth name, adopting the Swamp Dogg moniker, and, with it, introducing a healthy dose of eccentricity. Politics of the personal or the social with no boundaries. Jerry’s not the greatest singer in technical terms – but he’s got the all-important key ingredient – character. In an interview on NPR’s Studio 360, Williams stated he was raised on country music: “Black music didn’t start ’til 10 at night until 4 in the morning and I was in bed by then… if you strip my tracks, take away all the horns and guitar licks, what you have is a country song.” Can’t hear country on this set – that’s for sure. This is a soul album all the way – lightly laced with funk or blues riffs. “I Was Born Blue” is a southern soul gem, the boy’s well capable and on “Redneck” (Joe South cover) we hear a good band, driving a Stax-quality sound, “Can’t Turn You Loose” style. Tasty ingredients, well cooked and nicely served…

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A1 [03:24] 6.5.png Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction To Your Mind (Jerry Williams Jr.) Disco / Funk
A2 [03:23] 4.2.png Swamp Dogg - Synthetic World (Jerry Williams Jr.) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [02:48] 6.8.png Swamp Dogg - Dust Your Head Color Red (Jerry Williams Jr., Gary Bonds) Soul Ballad
A4 [02:47] 7.7.png Swamp Dogg - Redneck (Joe South) Soul
A5 [02:50] 6.4.png Swamp Dogg - If I Die Tomorrow (I’ve Lived Tonight) (Jerry Williams Jr.) Soul
A6 [02:58] 9.2.png Swamp Dogg - I Was Born Blue (Jerry Williams Jr., Dee Erwin) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:48] 6.4.png Swamp Dogg - Sal-A-Faster (Jerry Williams Jr.) Disco / Funk
B2 [03:39] 7.9.png Swamp Dogg - The World Beyond (Bobby Goldsborne) Soul Ballad
B3 [02:36] 5.1.png Swamp Dogg - These Are Not My People (Joe South) Soul
B4 [02:51] 6.7.png Swamp Dogg - Everything You’ll Ever Need (Jerry Williams Jr., Gary Bonds) Soul
B5 [02:48] 7.4.png Swamp Dogg - The Baby Is Mine (Jerry Williams Jr.) Soul Ballad
B6 [04:08] 7.0.png Swamp Dogg - Mama’s Baby, Daddy’s Maybe (Jerry Williams Jr., Gary Bonds) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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