Album of the Day
Jimmie & Vella
Hardcore fans of '70s soul might recognize the names of Jimmie & Vella Cameron but few others will – and that's a shame. The brother-sister duo didn't make many records, but as this eponymous 1972 Atlantic collection shows, the pair are worthy of rediscovery. Cut at New York's Electric Lady Studios with producer Dave Palmer, these nine self-penned songs range from funky to folky to spiritual and are all expertly played and sung; the 7-minute “Rain” alone is worth the price of admission. While it doesn't include the colorful gatefold artwork of the original, the new digital release of JIMMIE & VELLA is a lot easier to find and just as wonderfully listenable.