Arnold Blair – Trying To Get Next To You

Arnold Blair Trying To Get Next To You

Sounding more like a 1960’s Coronation Street character than a sublimely-voiced soul singer, Arnold Blair left us with one great record before disappearing into obscurity…possibly to tend his allotment?

With the great LeRoy Hutson on co-writing and production duties, and released on an a subsidiary label of Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records, Trying to Get Next To You is as delightful a slice of mid-seventies Chicago soul as you could reasonably wish for.

Nice one Arnold…

Download: Arnold Blair – Trying To Get Next To You (right-click)

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One thought on “Arnold Blair – Trying To Get Next To You

  1. One of my all time favourite tracks, but that said, it took me about 10 years to notice that it was a man singing and not a woman. The name really should have given it away. Faultless production and arrangement from Leroy Hudson. I’ve no idea who Arnold Blair is or ways but I read on a youtube thread that he died in a shooting a few years ago.

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