Andrew Jeffrey

Chicago singer Andrew Jeffery (or Jefferies on Queen) only had the two 45s released but both had their merits. The first was for the great Syl Johnson who put out ListenI Wouldn’t Change Her on his own Shama imprint. This is a deep soul song, sung with passion by Jeffrey over a typically Windy City style arrangement, with a very large – and busy - brass section and a funky little bass line. Johnson cut himself on the same rhythm track but it didn’t appear on a 45.

Jeffrey also recorded for Simtec Simmons in 1978, and although both sides of the Queen 45 have that touch of the disco about them, nonetheless both are eminently listenable. “Not Like Just Any Other Girl” has a similar feel to Syl’s smash “Miss Fine Brown Frame” and “Slipped Into A Groove” runs along quite nicely – I like the horn arrangement a lot.

I wouldn't change her - SHAMA 622 Not like just any girl - QUEEN 50


ListenI wouldn’t change her / Can’t break away ~ SHAMA 622 (early 70s)
Slipped into a groove / Not just like any girl – QUEEN 50 (1978)


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