How many bands do you hear one song from and think “Yep. I am going to love everything they do”?
Not many artists can have that affect on people listening for the first time, but I felt that way about Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats the very first time I heard S.O.B.
After hearing that song just once I knew that I needed to own anything and everything this band puts out.
A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats is an EP of B-sides and outtakes from their self-titled album and it makes me think that the person who has to whittle the number of tracks on an album down to 10 or 12 has an incredibly hard job.
The songs on this EP are just as strong as the tunes that made it on the record the first go-round.
A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats is a release on Stax Records and it carries on the Stax tradition of melding sounds and genres. The blues inspired soul that made Stax famous lives on with this album. Stax doesn’t make black music for black people or white music for white people; Stax makes good music for all people.
There are horns, an organ, slide guitar, and so much more. This record is Memphis soul, Delta blues, and party jam band all wrapped into one big and bold sound. A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats is hard to classify because it does not fit nicely into any category. You might have to look all over your local record store for this vinyl. It could be in the Blues section; it would fit well in the Soul section; this album also qualifies for the Alternative Rock section of the record store. Your safe bet is to just ask the guy or girl behind the counter.
My favorite track: Out on the Weekend