Most of this CD from Walter "Wolfman" Washington
puts the focus on his voice, which is reminiscent of a young Ray Charles
. The horn arrangements look back toward 1960s Motown, and five of the six tracks fall squarely into the idiom of pre-disco R&B, with touches of funk and gospel. "Peepin'" is a bit of a surprise, a minor-toned instrumental with Tom Fitzpatrick's
soprano in the lead and some nice George Benson
-ish guitar by Washignton
. Even better are the last three tracks: the joyful blues "Tailspin," a minor blues ("At Night In the City"), and a bluesy ballad ("Don't Say Goodbye"). Wolfman Washington's
versatility is quite impressive, making this a fairly memorable recording.