pljms wrote:.....I envy anyone who attended SOS's Jazz Cafe gig in '92 and it's amazing to think that until then they'd hardly played a concert anywhere. When they finally started touring they stunned audiences and impressed the critics not only with their virtuosity and the complexity of the arrangements but at just how jazzy and funky they were. It helped in that regard that they were touring on the back of their very upbeat, soul and r'n'b infused album 'Get In Touch With Yourself', the one that owes next to nothing to the influence of Bacharach, Webb and John Barry.
Not sure if 'Get In Touch With Yourself' is totally devoid of BB's influence, Paul, but I agree it's probably the one that owes the least to him stylistically out of the albums by Swing Out Sister that I'm familiar with. However, I was never going to let that detract from my appreciation of terrific songs like the title track, 'Who Let The Love Out', 'Incomplete Without You' and 'Not Gonna Change', and of course there's their big hit version of 'Am I The Same Girl', a classic 60s song that was just tailor-made for them:
nowmedical, my missus and I have been known to drag ourselves away from the bar long enough to wander around the foyer of the Festival Hall taking in the atmosphere before BB's concerts so, yes, we may recognise each other.