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Funky Me

Stone to the Bone 

 
Nobody ever got more out of a primitive recording setup than Timmy Thomas.  The singer landed a huge hit with "Why Can't We Live Together," one of the most enduring soul classics of the early 70s.  The song's very stripped-down arrangement of Thomas' soulful organ backed by a drum machine made it stand out from everything else on the radio, while also bringing to mind visions of Africa, where simplicity was always the key to music making.  He kept that approach throughout his first album, finally embellishing his surroundings a bit on "Stone to the Bone," a moderate hit from 1977.  He toured frequently and played on the more soulful TK sessions before launching Gold Mountain records in the 80s.

Timmy Thomas' Deepest Grooves

Why Can't We Live Together (Glades, 1972)

You're the Song I've Always Wanted to Sing (Glades, 1974)

The Magician (Glades, 1977)

Best Of (Rhino, 1997)

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