If You Can't Come Yourself...
:: The Dynamic Superiors - Don't Call Nobody Else ::
When I see a dude who looks unnervingly like the housekeeper from The Jeffersons on the cover of a bargain bin album, I am just gonna have to pick it up. This Motown act from Washington D.C. scored a minor hit in 1975 with the song "Shoe Shoe Shine," which you can find on a few Soul compilations, as well as on this eponymous album. It was their first effort, and it sure didn't hurt that the star writing team of Ashford & Simpson penned all but one of the songs. Frontman Tony Washington was openly and glamorously gay in a way that David Bowie only wishes he could have been back then. His impassioned, sassy falsetto set against the other lead's sugary tenor is just one part of what makes this track cook. This is most certainly some Motown flavor, and both this and the other track on this record arranged by Arthur Jenkins make me want to get up, get my groove on, and embarrass myself. None of the Dynamic Superiors 70's albums are in print, or ever appear to have been released on CD, but they damn well should be. I also wonder whatever happened to the fabulous Mr. Washington.