Monday, May 31, 2010

Bruce And Terry Summer Means Fun

It is almost officially Summer but as warm and nice as it was today I thought I would kick start the celebration....Summer Means Fun.

Bruce And Terry - Summer Means Fun

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Jeremy Faith Jesus

Gospel Sunday with Jeremy Faith. Nice promo on London Records


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sagittarius & The Impact My World Fell Down

Another Saturday double feature. My World Fell Down is a brilliant slice of pop music. Gary Usher, a songwriter tried to get Chad & Jeremy to record this but they turned it down. He brought together some top studio musicians to record this (Glen Campbell and Bruce Johnston are the lead singers on this). Later Curt Boetcher joined in to work on the album. The song made #70 on the charts. As you can see, I have a promo copy, a stock copy, and a version from Canada. The Impact later did a nice version as well. I picked it up about a month ago.

Sagittarius- My World Fell Down

The Impact - My World Fell Down

Friday, May 28, 2010

Suzy Wallis Tell Him

Love the lady soul singers and this 45 is a nice Northern Soul rarity. I don't know much about Suzy Wallis, but I do love this song.

Suzy Wallis- Tell Him

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pozo Seco Singers I Can Make It With You & Come A Little Bit Closer

Don Williams is a well-known country artist. However, he started out in a 60's Texas band that put out a few 45s' with this one being my favorite. This was a minor hit in the mid 60's.

Pozo Seco Singers- I Can Make It With You

Pozo Seco Singers- Come A Little Bit Closer

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lou Courtney Hey Joyce

Here is a sweet 45 I have been looking ages for. I managed to talk my friend Jim out of it a few weeks ago. THANK YOU JIM!!!

Lou Courtney- Hey Joyce

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

American Beetles It's My Last Night In Town

What a 45! I have several from this group but this is by far the best one. I hear a bit of Beach Boys influence. Sorry about the less than optimal sound but sometimes the G+ 45 is the best you can do.

American Beetles- It's My Last Night InTown

American Beetles- You're Getting To Me

Monday, May 24, 2010

Vulcanes Twilight City & Moon Probe Capitol Records Surf

A friend traded me this nice Surf 45 in November 09.

Vulcanes- Twilight City

Vulcanes- Moon Probe

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Exiles Church St Soul Revival

Last week I uploaded the Tommy James version. I thought this week I would upload the cover version. I believe this was late 69 or early 1970.

Exiles- Church St Soul Revival

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mickey's Monkey Triple Play

Thursday I put the b side for the Playboys of Edinburg. I thought it would fun to put the "a" side up, a nice version of the Miracles "Mickey's Monkey". And another Columbia group put out a version as well. Might as well make this a triple play with a cool video of the original classic.

Playboys of Edinburg- Mickey's Monkey

Fabulous Flakes- Mickey's Monkey

Friday, May 21, 2010

Radiants Voice Your Choice

Soul Friday with the Radiants and their classic "Voice Your Choice". I'm sorry about being short and sweet but I just started Graduate School and I am studying and writing a paper.

Radiants - Voice Your Choice

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Playboys Of Edinburg - Sanford Ringleton V Of Abernathy

Oh look...another Columbia records 45. Again, I know little about this band but they put out some very nice 45s in the 60s.

The Playboys of Edinburg- Sanford Ringleton V Of Abernathy

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Johnny Hammond It's Too Late

In April I uploaded the other side of this single. This is a cool version of the Carol King classic. Enjoy soul Wednesday.

Johnny Hammond - It's Too Late

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cornbread Payin My Dues & Blessed Be The Name Of Charley Jones

Don't know anything about this band but this 45 is from the early 1970's.

Cornbread - Payin My Dues

Cornbread - Blessed Be The Name Of Charley Jones

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Knights Hot Rod High

A nice January 2010 find. Gary Usher co wrote this. The Hondells also do a nice version.

Knights- Hot Rod High

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gospel Night: Tommy James Church Street Soul Revival

I have always loved Tommy James and the Shondells. And it is a crying shame that they are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame, er Fame. Until artists other 60's artists like Tommy James get in the HOF, it WILL be a HOS. Whew, I'm fired up..I was about to get really negative but then I remembered its gospel Sunday. I'd rather rejoice than spit hate! Tommy has a biography out and I would love to read it soon. He had a notorious drug habit in the late 60's but became clean as well as a Christian. He has written some wonderful uplifting spiritual songs in the early 70s. I believe this was late 69 or early 1970.  I believe it was previously issued as a B side to a TJ and the Shondells 45.

Tommy James - Church Street Soul Revival

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Liverpool Set - Seventeen Tears To The End & Change Your Mind

As if you can't tell, I have a thing for "Columbia" records. So, I thought I would end the week with another one. There were a ton of Columbia records 45s that were so great and I can just about guarantee that you will see a bunch more from me. Another group I know nothing about but it is a killer 2 sider.

Liverpool Set- Seventeen Tears To The End

Liverpool Set - Change Your Mind

Friday, May 14, 2010

Regina - If You're Gonna Love Me

A nice Soul Friday effort from Regina. It also has a 60's girl group Phil Spector type of sound so who knows if I have catagorized it correctly. All I know is that I like what I hear on this Columbia release.

Regina - If You're Gonna To Love

Thursday, May 13, 2010

NRBQ - C'Mon Everybody

There was this huge flea market type of, I mean store in Goldsboro when I moved here 16 years ago. I went in a few times but it was musty and nasty and they had a huge area with albums but the albums were mostly beat to hell. I don't remember ever finding anything there and eventually forgot about it. Well, cut to about 5 years ago. I went downtown for something and it was obviously boarded up and about to fall apart. This guy was out front with the door cracked and as I walked by he said he had good deals inside. He said he had purchased the rights to the building as it was condemned and was to be torn down. But after he bought the rights, the City would not let him get anything out due to the heath danger and the fact the place was about to crumble. I asked "Are there any records?" He replied yes come on in. Ok, the place smells of mold, you can see sky in places when you peer in, there is water dripping and beams and some of the roof is on the floor. You are a hard core record junky, what do you do? That's right you justify "it's not really that dangerous" and you go in. Anyway, there were tons of lps that were soaking in a nice soup. I was disappointed and thinking I was probably going to contract some lung disease until I found in a dry spot a box of 45's and 60's promos to boot. Now many of them had some mold on the labels and needed to be cleaned. I ended up buying about 50 of them and then went back the next day and bought the rest. I even braved going deeper into the structure searching for more but to no avail. The city got wind of his dealings afterwards and made sure the poor fellow stayed out of the building until they demolished it. The poor guy did not get to salvage much but I got this way cool early NRBQ 45.

NRBQ - C'Mon Everybody.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Emil O'Connor Some Of Your Lovin

A nice two side Soul effort from Emil O' Connor. Picked this up a few years ago in a nice box of promos. Don't think he had any other releases...what a shame as I do groove on these sounds....enjoy

Emil O' Connor - Some Of Your Lovin

Emil O' Connor - There's A Time

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Think - California (Is Getting So Heavy)

Hmmm....a Tuesday night heavy. I heard this 4 to 5 years ago on an online radio station 3WK (great station). I was able to luck into a copy not long afterwards. Another unknown group on Columbia records from the late 60's.

Think- California (Is Getting So Heavy)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tim Tam And The Turn Ons surf 45 Ophelia

A Detroit band. I believe "Wait A Minute" was the "A" side but I think "Ophelia" is the prize...a real nice surf instrumental. Wait A Minute is a nice soul doo wop sounding song with some goofy A** lyrics but it does draw you in. I found a youtube video of it (which is saves my divishare storage for other songs!)

Tim Tam and the Turn Ons - Ophelia

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Kinks God's Children

You can mark the Kinks down as one of my favorite bands. An elusive white label promo 45 (as are most 60's and early 70's Kinks 45's). A surprising choice for Gospel Sunday perhaps but it has a good message. Way to go Ray!

Kinks - God's Children

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Rick And The Legends I Wonder Why

A favorite of mine for the past few years. Moody feel sorry for me? slow garage? A touch of doowop vocal group. Yeah, I guess all of the above.

Rick And The Legends - I Wonder Why

Friday, May 07, 2010

Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23

From reviewing wikipedia (via a biography on Allmusic by Ed Hogan), Otis is a pretty amazing guy. He is the son of Johnny Otis and he began performing professionally at the age of twelve. He is a guitarist who also plays piano, organ, drums, and bass. In 1969 Al Kooper asked Otis to play on the second installment of the Super Session album. Kooper and the then-fifteen-year-old Otis recorded the album Kooper Session over one weekend. He also appeared with his father and with singer Mighty Mouth Evans on the album Cold Shot, released in 1969 on Kent Records. He released his first solo album in 1970. He also recorded with several other artists such as Frank Zappa (Otis plays electric bass on "Peaches en Regalia" on Zappa's 1969 Hot Rats), Cal Tjader, Etta James, Eddie Vinson, and more recently Mos Def and Beyonce.

Shuggie Otis- Strawberry Letter 23

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Searchers When You Walk In The Room

Killer British invasion 45 with the Searchers doing the fine Jackie DeShannon classic. This made only #35 in the charts but I happen to think it is one of the finest of the invasion singles. Jackie had scored a #99 hit with this a few years earlier. I recently found a copy of her version in one of my boxes of 45's that I did not even know I had. Sweet! So to celebrate that, I found us a nice youtube video of Jackie singing it and found some other Searchers videos as well. What a great group!

Searchers - Whenever You Walk Into A Room

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Pussycats I Want Your Love

Wednesday soul has a bit of garage to it. This is sometimes listed as Northern Soul but I always felt it was more girl garage. A double side beauty.

The Pussycats - I Want Your Love

The Pussycats- The Rider

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Crank - Sweet Iowa Woman

Here's an obscure early 1970s 45 that reminds a little of the Grateful Dead. An enjoyable listen.

Crank - Sweet Iowa Woman

Monday, May 03, 2010

Tigers GeeTo TIger.....GR-RRRRRRRRRR

Hot rod Monday. A one off 45 to capitalize on car song fad that was all the rage. The Tigers with GeeTo Tiger.

Tigers - GeeTo Tiger

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Dick Monda The Wandering Carpenter

Sunday night gospel with Dick Monda. He put several 45's in the 60's on the Verve label, including this 45, the "B" Side to the "Bible Salesman" 45 (a future post). There is little information on him out there. I've seen the LP this came from so I do know an LP was released. He is best known for an awlful song that does not even feature his name. He was the voice behind the song "Chick A Boom" by Daddy Dewdrop

Dick Monda - Wandering Carpenter

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Hoppi and the Beau Heems Laurie Records Florida Garage

Saturday Night double feature for the start of May. I know little about this group other than they were from Florida. Laurie Records signed quite a few Florida bands...The Royal Guardsmen, The Procter Amusement Company, The Tropics, and Hoppi and the Beau Heems. Both singles are quite good with "When I Get Home" reminding me of the Doors.

Hoppi and the Beau Heems- When I Get Home

Hoppi and the Beau Heems- So Hard