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Timmy Thomas: 'Why Can't We Live Together'/'Funky Me' (Glades 2027.012)

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 16 February 1973

SOMEBODY RECENTLY described this record as the 'I've Been Lonely For So Long' of 1973 and there are certainly similarities. It is completely out of the ordinary and it has the same hypnotic appeal that made Frederick Knight's record a hit — though he was then plunged into the world of the forgotten, which could sadly be the way for brother Timmy because there really is nothing on his album that suggests he is destined to be a name to watch for the distant future.

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