Robert Jay woke up one morning mad as hell. Firstly with himself for being so vulnerable, then with the demon alcohol. From that moment, armed with a strong tune in his head, he decided to combine a serious love of the blues and funk with sheer determination to combat the damaging effects of drinking.
The result? ‘Alcohol’; A smart transposition of ‘I’m gonna ditch ya, troublesome woman’ blues style lyrics over a pounding funk rhythm and the first release from new funk and soul re-issues label Voxpop45’s.
After I got my first drunk on, it took years to get off it. They arrested me for drinking and driving, then I went before the judge and he sent me to three different psychologists to see if I had a mental problem. He told me I had to go to AA so when I went back for my license I told him I didn’t have a habit no more. I go to church now. I’m a Sunday school teacher.”