Rufus Wonder – Tell Me So – CD
(Creativity In Music) One of the oddest recordings I’ve listened to in a while. The disc has six tracks with the copyright dates of 1967 & 2001, and a release date of 2004. It seems that Mr. Wonder was a soul artist back in the late 60′s and played a classic soul festival in 2004 for which this release was produced. The first four tracks were recorded in 2001 and are fairly sterile sounding with primarily vocals, keyboards and a drum machine. The lyrics are decent and seductive in a Barry White type of way, but the vocals are lacking that excellent baritone. The last two tracks are from 1967 and are pure 60′s soul. Full of horns, bass groove, melodic vocals, doo-wop girls, driving drums and a guitar holding it together. You can jump right into the groove and feel the soul wash over you.
– Grog Mutant (2006)