Eddie Loves You So

Eddie Loves You So

by Eddie Floyd



As a songwriter, producer, and performer, Eddie Floyd made regular visits to the R&B charts from the mid-'60s through the mid-'70s while he was part of the legendary Stax Records family. Floyd was originally hired by Stax as a writer and, paired with MG's guitarist Steve Cropper, he wrote several hits for the label, including one for himself, the classic "Knock on Wood" (based on the chord progression for "In the Midnight Hour" reversed), which was Floyd's second single when it was released in 1966. Now in his seventies, Floyd has released a new album on the freshly revived Stax imprint that finds him revisiting some of his classic songs from the old Stax days and reaching even further back to songs he wrote when he was a member of the Falcons in the 1950s. Produced by Michael Dinallo and Ducky Carlisle (collectively known as the Tremelo Twins), Eddie Loves You So is perfectly imagined, sounding like it could have come out in 1967 with that wonderfully funky loose vintage Stax soul sound and nary a synth, drum loop, or any kind of hip-hop flavoring present. There has been no attempt here to update Floyd's sound, which is a definite plus. It means he's in his element, and while his voice is just a bit shopworn these days, it actually adds a certain charm to things (he is, after all, in his seventh decade). The bottom line is that this guy has been a top-notch R&B songwriter for a long time, and the evidence here is compelling. "Since You Been Gone," written in 1957 and demoed (but never officially recorded) by the Falcons, is a brilliant song and Floyd pins it to the wall in this new version. Other gems on this heartwarming set are Floyd's take on "You Don't Know What You Mean to Me," written by Floyd and Cropper for Sam & Dave, who recorded it in 1968; "You're So Fine" (another song from the Falcons' catalog, actually written by Willie Schofield and Lance Finney); and the beautiful, smooth, and comforting "Consider Me." Eddie Loves You So is a complete delight and all the more so for never attempting to be current or up to date. It is Eddie Floyd doing what Eddie Floyd does best. He sings his heart out.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2008
Label: Stax
UPC: 0888072307957
catalogNumber: 30795

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Floyd   Primary Artist,Vocals
Brother Cleve   Piano,Hammond Organ
Paul Ahlstrand   Tenor Saxophone
Scott Aruda   Trumpet
Ducky Carlisle   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Tim Gearan   Background Vocals
Kevin Connolly   Background Vocals
Brian Templeton   Background Vocals
Michael Dinallo   Guitar
Marc Hickox   Bass
Dana Price   Violin
Larry Sudders   Viola

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Lance Finnie   Composer
Willie Schofield   Composer
Robert West   Composer
Ducky Carlisle   Producer,Engineer
Michael Dinallo   Producer,Engineer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Tremolo Twins   Producer,Engineer

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews