Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ain't that sweet (Doris Troy) #407

Doris Troy Ain't That Cute/ Vaya Con Dios   (Apple Records, APPLE 24, 1970)

Like Jackie Lomax and Billy Preston, Doris was able to draw on an amazing array of talent during her Apple experience. 

Apart from George and Ringo the following superstar musicians were involved: Klaus Voorman, Billy Preston, Stephen Stills, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, and Leon Russell are probably the most famous but plenty of others were also present.

Hard to make a bad record with that crew along for the ride. Doris, herself, is a top vocalist with a very distinctive soul voice.

Ain't That Cute (a Harrison/Troy composition) powers along thanks to the brass and in fact is the lead off song to her only Apple Records album - simply called Doris Troy.

I can't pretend I'm a huge fan though. I own it because of the Beatle George/ Beatle Ringo/ Apple Records connection. It's well done and everything - I just don't get it.

Hidden gems: Vaya wasn't on the original Apple album but has been added as a bonus track since. As with the A side, it's not a personal favourite; again, the feel of it doesn't connect with me. 

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