The Duke gets some repress action from Fryers and the world suddenly seems like a nicer place to be. A Chicago funk and soul legend, who was produced by Curtis Mayfield on several occasions, Gene carries his own vocal delivery that urges with the same band-mastering power of James Brown but done with a little more inward, soul-searching perspective. "There Was A Time" is turbo-charged floor-stomping funk that wouldn't have gone amiss on Wigan Pier while "Those Were The Good Old Days" is quintessential smooch-inducing b-side. Perfect.
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