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Dobie Gray

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, May 1973

IN THESE sceptered isles, of course, Dobie Gray is best known in the Northern disco circuit where 'The In Crowd', 'Out On The Floor' and 'See You At The Go Go' still receive more than their fair share of play, and where 'Out On The Floor' is still changing hands at a high premium. And, to an alarmingly high percentage of soul folk in this country, Dobie has since dropped from view. Well, happily – for him and us – he has just oh-so-quietly entered America's Pop 10 with his first single for MCA, 'Drift Away'.

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