“Take a Little Rhythm” has a killer sax solo and the occasional usage of one my favorite percussion instruments – the vibraslap. The acoustic guitar is crisp, the bass engaging, and tasteful, yet occasional, fills from a Rhodes piano.
The overall production on this song is great. It’s too bad that it only peaked at #15. Thomson, who spends most of his musical time as a songwriter, re-recorded “Take A Little Rhythm” in 1996. Unfortunately, the remake failed in capturing the magic created by the original release on A&M Records.