I became a teenager in the 60s, at the same time that soul music entered the lexicon of popular music. It was the time of girls, of dances at the Clarence Creek arena and of sweet soul music played by the superb bands of record companies like Atlantic, Muscle Shoals and Stax. Also, music sung by giants like Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many others of the best singers of the time. For me, it was everything coming out of Stax, the voice of Memphis, and their very influential house band, Booker T. and the MGs.
The song « Time is on My Side” was first recporded in 1963 by jazz trombonist Kai Winding, who wanted a piece of the pop market. In 1964, there followed Irma Thomas’ R&B version et that of The Rolling Stones, considered as the benchmark recording of the piece.
Our version is a tribute to Stax, especially with the addition of horns, a first for us, played on my MIDI guitar.
Bob Séguin – voice
Richard Séguin – electric guitars, electric bass guitar, MIDI guitar (baritone sax, tenor sax, trumpet), arrangement and background voice
Roch Tassé – drums and background voice