Righteous (album)

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Righteous LP.jpg
Studio album by DAG
Released 27 September 1994
Recorded 1993–94
Genre Funk, alternative
Length 48:24
Label Columbia
Producer John Custer
DAG chronology
Apartment #635
(1998)Apartment #6351998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

Righteous is the 1994 debut release by North Carolina funk band DAG.

Produced by Grammy nominated record producer and songwriter, John Custer, this work of 1970s-style solid beats and creative imagination received terrific reviews. A quote from VIBE Magazine hailed the album as "...one of the best funk records since 1978. DAG's debut, Righteous, is definitely some of the most ass-grinding grooves you've heard since back in the day." Featured songs include "Sweet Little Lass", "Righteous (City Pain)" and "Lovely Jane". Numerous additional musicians contribute to Righteous, including Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section drummer Roger Hawkins and jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Intro – 0:25
  2. Sweet Little Lass (Custer) – 4:40
  3. Righteous (City Pain) (Custer/Soule) – 3:37
  4. Your Mama's Eyes (Patterson/Custer) – 4:03
  5. Home (Custer/Dennis) - 3:23
  6. Lovely Jane (Custer) - 4:47
  7. You Can Lick It (If You Try) (Custer) - 5:33
  8. Even So (Custer/Dennis) - 4:16
  9. Plow (Custer/Dennis) - 4:13
  10. Candy (Custer/Dennis/Patterson) - 3:38
  11. Sat. Morning (Custer/Dennis) - 1:05
  12. As (Custer/Dennis) - 3:56
  13. Do Me Good (Custer) - 4:17
  14. Outro (Unnamed Hidden Track) - 0:31


  • Bobby Patterson: Vocals, Bass, Wah-Wah Guitar
  • Brian Dennis: Guitar, Wah-Wah Guitar, Talkbox, Coral Sitar
  • Kenny Soule: Drums, Log Drum, Timbales, Tambourine, Cowbell, Glockenspiel
  • Doug Jervey: Keyboards, Crumar Orchestrator, Rolands, Vibes, Mini-Moog, Univox Maxi-Korg, Hammond B-3 Organ, Pianos, Background Vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jeremy Davenport: Trumpet
  • Will Campbell: Alto Saxophone
  • Mark Mullins: Trombone
  • Lisimba Moyenda: Percussion on "Even So"
  • John Custer: Love Unlimited Guitar, T-Wah Guitar
  • Clayton Ivey: Hammond B-3 Organ on "Candy"
  • Roger Hawkins: Drums, Tambourine, Congas
  • Audley Freed: Fadeout Guitar Solo on "Candy"
  • Valerie Kashimura: Background Vocals on "As"
  • Jewel Bass: Background Vocals on "As"
  • Sean Hepler: The Prospector on "Do Me Good"


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