Brenda Russell’s ‘In The Thick Of It’ is something of a soul standard. Ms R’s 1979 original is a classic but the lovely song has been covered plenty of times – most notably by Joey Negro and Angela Johnson in 2012.

Lovers of the song will be pleased to know that it’s back with us in a vibrant, fresh version from ERNIE MCKONE & FAMILY. Ernie needs no introduction here; here’s been boogieing back and forth across these hallowed pages for many years!

Indeed his new ‘In The Thick Of It’ was recorded in his Boogie Back studio and features a lithe and slinky vocal from Valerie Ettienne. Ms E and Ernie, you’ll remember, worked together in Galliano and since then Val’s worked with  Jamiroquai and Incognito and is lead singer in the Bluey side project,  Citrus Sun.

ERNIE MCKONE & FAMILY: ‘In The Thick Of It’ out now!