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That Certain Feeling (1968)


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Big John Patton

It took Big John Patton nearly two years to return to the studio as a leader following the sessions that produced the exceptional Got a Good Thing Goin'. When he finally cut its sequel, That Certain Feeling, the musical climate had changed just enough to make a difference in his music. Where Got a Good Thing Goin' was down and dirty, That Certain Feeling was smooth. That's not to say that it didn't groove -- it was just cleaner, which means that the groove wasn't as infectious or hot as before. Still, Patton and his band -- guitarist Jimmy Ponder, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook and drummer Clifford Jarvis -- play very well, and there are moments when everything comes together and it just cooks. And those are the moments that make That Certain Feeling worth a search. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine