Lurking in the shadows of Dennis Coffey on Sussex Records was another funky guitarist from Detroit, Eddy Senay. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information about Senay's background, but he recorded a couple of LPs that are well worth seeking out.
More Grant Green than Eddie Hazel, Senay's style is understated and may appear too slow for casual fans. But the demand for "Cameo," "Safari," and his take on labelmate Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" attests to the pure funk at the core of his sophisticated playing.
This is the first album cut by the amazing Eddie Senay!
The record's all-instrumental and Eddie's fuzzed-out guitar takes center stage over tripped-out arrangements that recall the best psychedelic funk of the early 70s
bubbling along with just enough drums, bass, and keyboards to make for a chunky bottom groove -- while Senay wails over the top on guitar! The record reminds us of similar guitar funk albums from the time, including the work of Dennis Coffey, Eddie Fisher, or Donald Austin --
but the groove's even more laidback and trippy, with a few nice breakway moments from the rhythm section. Tracks include "Jubo", "Hot Thang", "Message of Love", and great covers of "Ain't No Sunshine" and Donny Hathaway's "Zambezi"
beat fans you'll recognize "Reverend Lowdown"
sampled by Kool G Rap for "Home Sweet Home"