We return to Nate McCallas New York label for today´s treat as well. Orginally released on the small Cleveland, Ohio label Saru, this self-penned gem by Bobby Dukes was first released in 1972, but by another group called The Elements. But Dukes had his own version of it out as the very next release on the Saru label. It didn´t sell much at any of its initial releases and it took another two years before Calla records picked up Dukes´ version and gave it another chance. However, it didn´t fare much better the second time around and it soon sunk together with thousands of other independent releases. A Cleveland native, Dukes seems to have been a multi-talented guy, he wrote for other acts on the Saru label and also co-produced this record. He is also credited on a Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes album "The Blue Album" (which contains the modern soul classic "Prayin´") as a piano player. Backing him on what seems to be his sole release as an artist himself are Clarence Gillespie on drums, Russell Evans on guitar and Richard Shann on keyboard.
"Just To Be With You"