Harold Wheeler’s music credits are a long, strange trip – played keys on the original “Blinded by the Light,” conducted for Galt, and did the arrangement for Nina Simone’s truly bonkers/unpleasant version of “My Way.” Get this one for the opening/title track, the closest thing to sexy that a man named “Harold” can produce and the best slinky banger that Isaac Hayes with Johnny Allen on string arrangements never recorded. It’ll give you something to talk about with Yasiin Bey if you ever get stuck in an elevator with him.
I played this at my backyard BBQ at my house in the 3rd Ward back when Ford was in office and Pistol Pete was on the court in a Jazz uniform and we did a Soul Train line (I joined in during MY CUTS “You’ve Got Your Spell on Me” and “Party Happy”) just before we all stripped down and jumped in Lake Pontchartrain, remember?
(That spot next to my big window lets in lots of beautiful sunshine but it also advertises how sheer this shirt is. Hence the arm protection.)