Ralph Weeks

Let Me Do My Thing


According to the South American music specialists at Matasuna Records, Ralph Weeks' 1971 single "Let Me Do My Thing" - recorded alongside backing Los Dinamicos Exciters - is arguably the most sought-after Panamanian soul record around. As this reissue proves, Weeks' original version is rubbery, heavy and rousing, with the singer's rasping lead vocal soaring above a weighty backing track that sounds like a breezier take on the New York boogaloo sound. On the flip, Voodoocuts tools it up for modern dancefloors, underpinning his club-ready edit with punchy new drums that give the cut more of a breakbeat style swing.

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Ralph Weeks Let Me Do My Thing
  • 1.Let Me Do My Thing
  • 2.Let Me Do My Thing (Voodoocuts edit)

Cat no: MSR012
Label: Matasuna
Info correct on: 5/8/2019