Take It Slow featuring Joe Dukie and U-Brown
12″ Single, 2005
You all are going to think I’m getting soft…this is the second “light” song I’ve posted in a row. I’ll bring the funk next week. I’ve been playing this song every day for the last couple of weeks. There isn’t much mystery to the meaning or why it appeals to me. As someone who tries to fill every waking moment doing “something productive” (I’m guessing I’m not alone in that), this song almost forces me to slow down.
I first learned of Boozoo Bajou through their Juke Joint II compilation which has a few really stellar tracks on it including a John Holt reggae cover of the Isley Brother’s “For the Love of You” which I love to play at the end of gigs. It also features this perfect quiet little song called “Cast Anchor” by Hanne Hukkelberg that I just came back across right now. Boozoo Bajou are a producer duo from Nuremberg, Germany. “Take It Slow” is a 12″ from their second album Dust My Broom. It, of course, features “one of the greatest soul reggae voices of the new millenium” (to quote the Boozoo Bajou bio). I’ve been looking out for Joe Dukie’s name since he appeared on Recloose’s “Dust” (I first mentioned him on this post last year), unfortunately I don’t have much new to report (although I did finally get the Fat Freddy’s Drop album two days ago).
Play this track with a decent amount of volume if you can, it really fills up a room. I was hooked when I heard the organ @ :29 immediately follow by the echoed snare drums.
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