Friday, June 3, 2011

The Marigolds - Rollin' Stone - Why Don't You




Man this record is just great. I picked this up years ago while on tour in the basement of some funky ass record store down south. i wish i could remember the joint but man there was A LOT of 45's in the basement. This was one of the great records i pulled that day... Any way this is from 1955 and on the excellent Excello label. these guys were from Nashville TN and only put a few records out from 1955 to 1956. They also appeared under the names Johnny Bragg & The Marigolds and The Solotones.

The Marigolds - Rollin' Stone

The Marigolds - Why Don't You

6 comments:

Jon said...

I like the tune but it's worth it for the label. I love that.

Mihaleez said...

Grrrrrreat vocal group soul 45! I wish Excello had more of this style cataloged (and actually had some more as far as i know)... Sometimes i "envy" you Americans for living in a place were all these treasures can be found with not much money gone outta your pockets! I think the better known Cadets did also a version of the "Rollin' Stone" but i had to check it out on my return home. Anyway, great pick (as usual) mate!

risser said...

Apparently, these guys used to be the Prisonaires, who did the fabulous "Just Walkin' in the Rain".
http://articles.latimes.com/2004/sep/04/local/me-bragg4
Peter

Devil Dick said...

whoa, i did not know that. cool! thanks peter!

splash said...

Do you recall what Southern City??
Atlanta, Memphis??

Devil Dick said...

it was many many years ago. but it might have been atlanta...