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Tommy McGee: Now That I Have You b​/​w Stay With Me

by Tommy McGee

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Having anthologized his '60s songbook with 1976's overdue long-player Positive-Negative, Grand Rapids, Michigan's Tommy McGee was eager to place something more modern into the marketplace. Brass at Brunswick and MCA failed to hear a hit in McGee's sultry-yet-assured delivery of "Now That I Have You." Unable to find a home for the romantic anthem, McGee issued his 2-step masterpiece on his own TMG Records in 1981. McGee would revisit the composition later in the decade, dressing the tune with drum machines and synthesizers for a run of 12-inch singles. However, this 45-only version from 1976 captures the progressive soul stepper at its most organic.

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released February 3, 2017

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So much to discover here, and not all of it is confined to our ongoing 7-inch wanderings at the fringes of Numero's own flagship Eccentric Soul series. Rabbit holes are spelunked concerning Wee's "Try Me," which should by all means lead listeners to the Wee LP in our 1200 series. The Little Ed triple-45 box may not say "eccentric soul" on it, but damned if it isn't that and then some. ... more

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