Label: Cotillion - SD 9047 • Series: Chimneyville Records • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul
Oliver Wang. King Floyd in his early-'70s heyday. Soul singer King Floyd died on March 6 at the age of 61, but his passing barely merited mention in the media -- an oversight Heads Hands & Feet - Tracks seems at odds with his brash style. Born in New Orleans and intimately connected to the Southern soul scene throughout his life, Floyd was widely heard but little known.
For all his full-throated adlibs, Floyd actually sounds relatively subdued on "Groove Me. Lyrically, "Groove Me" is unremarkable, but it remains among the great soul groovers of its era. Floyd would never duplicate the success of "Groove Me," though he recorded four albums for the Malaco spin-off label Chimneyville; his catalog remains largely unsung in spite of its many excellent songs.
With "Groove Me" Day In The Life Of A Fool - King Floyd - King Floyd to reach audiences through TV commercials, Floyd deserves to find some of the recognition in death that eluded him in life. Listen to yesterday's 'Song of the Day. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Don't Tell Me! NPR Shop. King Floyd Is Gone, but 'Groove Me' Lives On Soul singer King Floyd died on March 6 at the age of 61, but his passing barely merited mention in the media — an oversight that seems at odds with his brash style.
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