This sing might be familiar if you own, and you certainly should own it, Donny Hathaway’s Extension Of A Man. It is a beautifully arranged funky and soulful masterpiece. “Valdez In The Country” is a song Donny wrote for Bay Area based funk-rock group Cold Blood for their album First Taste Of Sin, Donny produced this entire album as well. First Taste was the third album for Cold Blood, who was lead by the sensational Lydia Pense. The collaboration of Donny and the group was amazing. Cold Blood has lasted for several decades in different forms but they never managed to reach this level of again. Everything was spot on with the album, if you haven’t heard it I suggest you track down a copy and give it a listen. I challenge you to find a single note or sound out of place on the entire work.