The music the lyrics and everything about “She Don’t Believe in Love” rocks: Unlike today’s in your face nasty lyrics this is a love tinted situation with good-natured fun thrown in. This is music that takes you back to when artists knew how to say just enough in a song to inspire your inner freak to take over and fill in all the blanks.
No wonder the legendary Charles Wright comes from way back when. A fully mature musician Charles delights us here with a piece of soul-infused funk that would make George Clinton proud.
You will enjoy this if you like funk because you can’t do much better feeding your funky attitude than grabbing this track, off of Charles Wright’s album, entitled “Something to Make You Feel Good”. To me, it’s one of Wright’s tightest songs – conceptually and rhythmically. The song has a drive while the bass and drums are hitting hard.
In fact, while it’s pretty much Charles Wright at the helm, in this song, the band overall shines. For the most part this song is basically wacked out funk with an intensive dance-floor rhythm, as Wright juggles and drags his stony vocals around the room.
And if you think this is only supposed to be silly butt-moving music, what you’re hearing is some of the densest, complex, creative, funkiest and joyous music. Charles Wright has been around the block and his no slouch when it comes to his craft!
Charles Wright is probably best known as the leader of `70s soul group The Watts 103rdStreet Rhythm Band and the composer of the resourcefully recycled R&B smash “Express Yourself,” a Grammy-nominated song that has enjoyed a long and lucrative life for Wright; sampled by many rap artists (including groundbreaking “Straight Outta Compton” gangster rappers N.W.A); utilized in dozens of commercials and films, as well as being re-arranged for a public service campaign as “Protect Yourself,” a message to youth to use condoms that Wright performed at the first “AIDS Walk Circle of Life Concert.”
During his long distinguished career the Clarksdale, Mississippi-born artist, who has worked with the who’s who of music has started up his own successful record label – A Million $ Worth Of Memories Records – and has become an author with his book “Up From Where We’ve Come” – the first in a 3-part series of autobiographies. This 2016 release is available as a physical book, a digital download and an audio book.