Bob & Gene “It’s Not What You Know (It’s Who You Know)”

October 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I think this song is one of the best releases of this year.  A concept of “it’s who you know” that rings so true these days, especially in an era where jobs are hard to find.  I feel this frustration as a DJ, and it was so easy to relate to Bob & Gene’s sentiments from the early 70’s.

Really interesting notes from the Daptone site:

“At the tail end of the “Bob & Gene” era, say about 1970-’71, the duo was a little frustrated. Despite the time and effort the young men were putting into their song writing and production, things were not working out as planned, the guys needed a breakthrough. They sat in the basement of 50 Orange Street one night and put together a record expressing their frustration. There was no band – just the two of them. They had a guitar, bass and piano, but no drums… some reverb, EQ’s and the 4-track. “



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