Bobby Guy

Good Enough / A Vow

Apt : 45-25052

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  • Artist: Bobby Guy
  • A Side: Good Enough
  • B Side: A Vow
  • Label: Apt
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Scowling, attitude saturated, sax-powered New York Popcorn / R&B at it's most potent.

Another early 60s screamer from the desk of the Big Apple's Queen of R&B. Pearl Woods penchant for the screaming saxophone again takes centre-stage, serving up truly destructive sax-mechanics to accompany Howard Guyton's haunting vocal. For the perfect Popcorn dance-groove to take to the air. Seasoned arranger / producer Leroy Kirkland decorates the session with chirping songbirds, shrill choruses of "Good Enough" affirming Bobby's expectations of just loving him is "Good Enough"

Fresh from his 50's vocal schooling as part of the Five Pearls along with Derek Martin, Dave Clowney, George Torrence and Coley Washington. Bobby goes solo for the first time, sadly then having to wait a further six years before he cut his NS anthem "I Watched You Slowly Slip Away" with Teddy Randazzo.

"Good Enough" is of course a totally different animal to "Slowly Slip Away". Pearl Woods ensures it's a tumultuous journey of manly doubt. Saturated in insecurity, masked by exaggerated machoism that becomes more and more potent as the saxophonist backs his cross-examination with a screeching outpouring of aggression.

Some tune, this is!

Haunting, whilst being super powerful, addictive whilst igniting motivation... an explosive cocktail of everything that was special about New York during it's early 60's R&B scene.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, good gloss on vinyl, some soft sleeve storage marks, plays crisp clean and true, all housed in birth sleeve

A Side

  • Title: Good Enough

    B Side

  • Title: A Vow
  • Year: 1960
  • City: New York, N.Y.