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Billy Preston

  • The Kids and Me [A&M, 1974] B-

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The Kids and Me [A&M, 1974]
True enough, his songs have become less offensive, but his instrumentals remain in the novelty phase and he still sings like Soul Synth No. 1. Take "Nothing From Nothing" as this year's "You're So Vain"--proof that a great single can come from any fool. But don't be quite so positive he won't make an album you want to hear some day. B-