Saturday “Slow Down (But Don’t Stop)” ~ Benny Latimore

I have been waiting forever for somebody to finally post this song on You Tube.

Outside of Latimore’s 74′ release of “Lets Straighten It Out” nothing in my mind ever came close again until this one. From the 1988 album of the same name the song was the ultimate getting things heated up number. Reminds me of a lot of good times partying with friends around the time of its release. Another great one from the album was “All You’ll Ever Need”.

Latimore had a different tone than traditional Blues. He was a master at combing it with pure raw R&B ballads and all done more than tastefully. To me he was the one who finally put the “Soul” back in the 80s that had been missing since the 60s.

 

Latimore – vocal, keyboards
Earl Alexander, Michael Toles – guitar
Stuart MacDonald , Jeremy Miller, David Chappell, Phil Tempkins, Carol Freedman, John DiPuccio, Robert Basso, Debra Spring – strings
Ed Calle – saxophone, horns
Tony Concepcion, Dana Teboe – horns
Richard Cason – keyboards, synthesizer
Clayton Ivey – keyboards
Roger Hawkins – drums, percussion
Richie Puente – congas, percussion
The Rose Brothers – background vocals

 

And hey I’d take a man in a second who meant,

“I may not be what you want, but I’m All you’ll ever need”.

Damn…….. With all the lyrics of this one he had me!

 

 

 

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