Chick Carbo - Two Tables Away (Instant 3254)
Two Tables Away
OK folks, by special request, here's the flip of the second 45 we ever posted over on The B Side back in October of 2005, What Does It Take. As I said back then:
"Leonard 'Chick' Carbo was, along with his brother Chuck, a founding member of the great New Orleans vocal group the Spiders (pictured at right). Unlike Chuck however (who went on to create proto-funk grooves like Can I Be Your Squeeze alongside classic Mardi Gras 'Second-Lines' well into the 90s), Chick's recorded output apparently ended here. Despite years of searching, I've been unable to unearth much more information about this golden-throated baritone, except for the fact that he died in 1998."
...and after almost five more years of doing this, I have yet to discover anything more about him.
Be that as it may, this is just an amazing record. Written by Toussaint during his 'Naomi Neville' period, his untouchable piano just rolls on along, punctuated by Art Neville's syncopated organ and some greasy horn lines, as those incredible background vocals just take the whole thing to Church.
One of my all time favorites.