Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink

I'd Better (Voc / Instr)

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The only cover tune on Carlton Jumel Smith's "1634 Lexington Ave." album is not really a cover at all, since it was first cut by Carlton himself already 10 years ago. The sultry 2009 edition of "I'd Better", that was put out on the short-lived UK Soulchoonz label, is a nice piece of programmed mid-tempo modern soul. The new version, now getting a 7" single treatment on Timmion, still sounds miles away from the polished earlier effort. It starts off with a nice guitar led beat before settling into a sweet Tighten Up groove, a funky road which still has plenty curves to explore, even for Cold Diamond & Mink, who are certainly not lifting water from this particular well for the first time. What remains naturally is Carlton's ultra-soulful vocal performance, and a message of manning up to the max, staying true to your word in front of something divine. It's not that often you hear a more recent version of a song sounding so that you would think it's the old version. Essentially, what you get is a beautiful piece of xover soul, with timeless swagger, and an instrumental with soulful legs of its own.

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Genre

Soul

Release Date

25.10.2019

Cat No

TR736

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Soul
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Devoted To You Timmion
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Funk/Soul
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Devoted To You Timmion
Soul
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Heaven In My Arms Timmion
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Heaven In My Arms Timmion
Soul
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The Loveliness Of You Timmion
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The Loveliness Of You Timmion
Soul
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Help Me (Save Me From Myself) (Voc/Instr) Timmion
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Help Me (Save Me From Myself) (Voc/Instr) Timmion
Soul
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Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
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Remember Me (Voc / Instr) Timmion
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Remember Me (Voc / Instr) Timmion
Soul
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Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
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Ain't That Love Timmion
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Funk/Soul
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Ain't That Love Timmion
Soul
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Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
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Devoted To You Timmion
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Funk/Soul
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Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
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Devoted To You Timmion
Soul
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Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
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Heaven In My Arms Timmion
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Funk/Soul
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Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
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Heaven In My Arms Timmion
Soul
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Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
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The Loveliness Of You Timmion
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Funk/Soul
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Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
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The Loveliness Of You Timmion
Soul
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The World Loves A Fool / Not There Yet Timmion
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Jeb Loy Nichols
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You're My Reason Timmion
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Deep Shadows (Colored) Timmion