The first disc on the St Louis based Bamboo concern may well have been the
best – although some of the Lee Charles releases are worth investigating.
Sylvia Thomas has one of those deep smoky voices that sound so good on blues
based ballads like this. And what a great sense of dynamics she shows, particularly
when she goes into the higher registers. Love the arrangement to this 6/8
time tune as well - the horns are excellent, with the baritone sax nicely
to the fore, and the pianist (could it be Oliver Sain?) doodles away to very
good effect and the congas add a nice touch. This is heavy heavy soul to
So will I / At last ~ BAMBOO 101 (1968)
Note - The Sylvia Thomas on K & K is a different artist - don't waste your money like I did!