Sunday, May 1, 2011

B(o)-Sides: Marilyn Barbarin - "Believe Me"

A consequence of life are constant distractions and disruptions. I've been experiencing a substantial amount of both as of recently, mostly do to work but also some heavier issues. So once again I apologize and to make it up to you I'm going to share a song with y'all that's a constant source of comfort for me.

Everyone knows Eddie Bo for penning and recording some of the finest funk tunes ever and some are privy to the fact that the flip sides of those records contain some very very sweet and deep ballads. The record I bring you today is one of his most sought after and for the good reason, the track "Reborn" is the most off-the-wall slightly gospel-tinged funk tracks you'll ever hear. It's the reason why the record is worth a good deal of money. The flip though, the side I'm posting, is a strangely melancholic sounding ballad with Marilyn Barbarin delivering a tremendous vocal performance on top of it all. If there was ever a song to fall in love with this is in. Perfect soundtrack for cool spring evenings. Hope you enjoy. I'll try and be a little more attentive to the blog.


  1. Lucky you, I still don't on a copy.

    It's a great tune, no doubt about it.

  2. *own, not "w" key is acting up.

  3. Just in case you haven't noticed, free divshare accounts no longer allow downloads.

    Me? I actually don't care anymore, but I think others might.

  4. Took me forever to get a copy. I found one the last time I was down by you that had a giant gaping crack in it. I almost cried.

    I didn't notice that divshare changed there policy. That's bullshit. Guess I need to get serious and take donations or switch to a different service.

  5. wow, that's a beauty! thanks a lot. no need to apologise for the delay by the way, sometimes real life gets in the way and you need to take care of what needs taking care of.

  6. If you have download helper. just click on the down arrow the file will be there to download