Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer 2012 100 Degree Heat Mix - The Devils Music Mix Vol. 23

Its been hot here. 100 degree hot. I took the liberty to fire up the AC, grab a few cold ones and play with records. This is the result. Enjoy, or not. It's up to you.

Know the tunes? yeah, then make with the track listing will ya huh?

Summer 2012 100 Degree Heat Mix - The Devils Music Mix Vol. 23

Tracks guessed so far:

1 - John Kongos - Tokoloshe Man

2 - Golden Earring - One Huge Road

3 - ?

4 - The Hollies - Pull Down the Blind

5 - Damnation Of Adam Blessing - Strings And Things

6 - Hookfoot - Bluebird

7 - Stoneground - Looking For You

8 - Demian - No More Tenderness

9 - Ussery - Listen To The Melody

10 - Cherry People - Imagination

11 - Maggie Bell - Comin On Strong

12 - Sweeney Todd- Until I Find You

13 - Moby Grape - It's A Beautiful Day Today

14 - Kenny Young - Shake The City

15 - Spontaneous Combustion - Spaceship

16 - Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Pluto The Dog

17 - Neil Diamond - Both Sides Now

18 - Pretty Things:Cries From The Midnight Circus

19 - Tranquility: Thank You

20 - Bread - Take Comfort

Edit: Many thanks to the "Anonymous" folks who are still playing a few months later making this all the more enjoyable!

makes me feel like a should do another one?!?!

OR you guys could start doing the other guess mix i did way back when?!?!?!?!?!????

Find it HERE:


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dale Wright with the Rock-Its - She's Neat - Say That You Care

Some good time light rockabilly and a pretty weak ballad (is Mr. Wright even in key?) today.

This recording was done by Dale Wright with the Rock-Its from Cincinnati in 1957. She's Neat reached as high as No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100.

I got nothing else today....

Dale Wright -She's Neat

Dale Wright - Say That You Care

Sunday, June 24, 2012

(John) Kongos - Kongos LP - 1972

I haven't been buying many records lately. Money & time have been tight. I've seen this record around a bunch over the years and never bought it, so when i came upon it recently and seeing as things have been dry, and like a junkie needing a fix, i bought it. its not a bad time period piece from 1972. Some hippy God loving soft psych with a few guitar moves and even fewer fuzzy moments. Not bad. Kinda of reminds me of some of the stuff my Uncle Dan would play while he would baby sit me & my sister right around 1972 and have his funny smelling cigarette parties....

Interesting tidbit about this record is that "He's Gonna Step On You Again" is cited in the Guinness Book of Records as being the first song to ever use a sample.... Hmmmmmm i did not know that....

(John) Kongos - Kongos LP - 1972

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Rita Robbins - Get Away

Some more country here today. This is Rita Robbins w/ Get Away from 1955. Pretty Tame stuff but it has a certain charm. Kinda teeters on pop w/ just a hint of that hillbilly stuff i really dig...

As for Rita, here is the lowdown according to

Rita Marie Winters came into the world in Claxton (or Dayton? or Daisy?), Georgia back in 1932. Country music fans came to know her has Rita Robbins. Her first stage appearance was at the age of six at a school play. She began her musical journey singing with her family at various U. S. Army camps around Savannah, Georgia during World War II.

As a youngster, she would often enter local talent contests. But one in particular probably stands out in her memories. During one contest, for selling U. S. Bonds, her talents helped sell $50,000 worth of bonds.

When she graduated from high school, she became an airline stewardess with Peninsula Air Transport. Her work would take her to such cities as Chicago, Detroit, New York, Dallas and Tulsa. Her family had moved to Miami, Florida around 1949 or so. This may be where that airline was based. Her first television appearance was over a station in Miami.

Her father was a disc jockey and band leader by the name of George Winters. According to one article, he encouraged her musical career and helped her develop an "...unusual and infectious style of delivery."

At one point she teamed up with Anita Carter and Ruby Wells on a few recordings. She also recorded a tune with her brother, Don Winters.

It should be noted that Rita did not really start to think about a career as a performer until her brother Don did an audition tape for Cameo Records back in 1953. Somebody liked what they heard of her on that recording session and signed Rita to the Cameo label. Her first release for Cameo was said to be "Take A Look At That Moon."

Pee Wee King reported in his column in 1955 that Rita had appeared on his television show.

Country & Western Jamboree spoke favorably of her release on RCA that included the tunes "Don't Take All The Love" b/w "Go Between" and thought it was a toss-up as to which side was the "A" side.

In 1955, Country & Western Jamboree's Disc Jockey poll ranked her Number 4 among "Top New Female Singers" behind Myrna Lorrie, Ginny Wright and Betty Amos. The next year, she was named one of the "Top Female Singers".

Her career appears to have been short-lived as we have found no mention of her after 1958.

Rita Robbins - Get Away

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Terry Fell and the Fellers - Truck Driving Man - Don't Drop It

Gonna keep w/ the early country style tunes w/ one from 1954 by Terry Fell & the Fellers. Truck driving man has an uptempo early rockabilly thing going on, while don't drop it has a more traditional country thing going on. However it sort of boarders on a novelty because of the weird thing old Mr. Fell is doing with his mouth..... Actually kinda makes it cooler than if it was a straight up country song....

Terry Fell (1921–2007) was an American country musician.

Fell was born in Dora, Alabama on May 13, 1921 and got his first guitar at the age of nine. Later he learned mandolin and took singing lessons. When he was 13 years old, his father died; and three years later he moved alone to California, where he spent some time in a camp of the Civilian Conservation Corps. After he briefly lived in Alabama again, Fell and his mother moved to to the US West Coast. There he began playing in 1943 as bassist for Merl Lindsay.

Fell started his record career in 1945 as a member of Billy Hughes band. His first record was with Hughes on Fargo Records. He then began his solo career for Cortney and 4 Star Records, although none of his singles were hits there.
During his first session for RCA in Hollywood, he recorded a song that would become a hit. Although the A-side, "Don't Drop It", was underplayed, the B-side, "Truck Drivin Man", become a classic, especially in the trucker country music scene. In 1955, he made a guest appearance on ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee.
Fell remained with RCA for the following two years; however, he never produced a single with the same success. RCA extended his contract in 1956. In 1959 he began military service in the U.S. Army and was stationed in West Germany. Along with Elvis Presley, who was at the same time a GI, he wrote the song "Mississippi River". The single was never released, but the rights were later sold for $30,000 in 1996.
Due to the lack of success and health problems his career fell short. Later, for a short time, he managed country star Buck Owens and wrote a song in 1961 with Bobby Edwards titled "You're The Reason". In 1962, Fell moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he was a songwriter for various publishing companies, until he went to board. Published in 1993 with Bear Family Records, the album Truck Drivin Man was released with his collected works. Terry Gordon noted that it was discontinued in 1998, but revised again. Because of his achievements in country music he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Fell died April 4, 2007 in Madison, Tennessee.

Terry Fell and the Fellers - Truck Driving Man

Terry Fell and the Fellers - Don't Drop It

Monday, June 18, 2012

Red Garrett - Popa Joe's Place

More hillbilly Country style tune-age from Red Garrett. Again 1956 is the year. This has a real Hank Williams Jambalaya on the Bayou thing going on.

Below taken from

Red Garrett was born in Barston, Tennessee. He developed a fondness for the music with a country flavor early in his life. Later, he formed a band called the "Tennessee Pioneers". He started his singing career in 1945.

A late 1953 magazine article, Cowboy Songs magazine included him as one of the "Stars On the Horizon". It also indicated he was working broadcasts back in Vincennes and Princeton, Indiana. In 1951, folks from the WSM Grand Ole Opry in Nashville had heard of him and sent for him. By 1953, he was still a member of the Opry. During his time with the Opry, he appeared on the same billing with such stars as Cowboy Copas, Eddy Arnold, Elton Britt, Slim Whitman and Webb Pierce among others. He also gathered a following up in Canada.

Around that same time, he signed a recording contract with RCA Victor. His first release for them was "Blame It On The Moonlight" b/w "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Past".

But, shortly after that it seems, another article mentioned he had disappeared from the music scene, but by about 1955, he had come back to performing.

In 1956, he had a record out on the Decca label entitled, "May You Never Be Alone - and A Bed of Roses". The song was a tribute to Hank Williams - it was said he actually imitated Hank when he sang the tune "May You Never Be Alone" but in the middle of the tune, he does a recitation, "and a Bed of Roses". The article that mentioned this tune also told us that the flip side, "Clear Sailing" was "weak."

It appears he also did some songwriting, too as we found he co-wrote a tune with Boudleaux Bryant called "Moon Tan".

We found a hint as to the type of artist he was for they wrote in the article, "..never refused to play in a town just because it was small and lacked celebrities to take notice of him."

Red Garrett - Popa Joe's Place

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mimi Roman - Wrap It Up And Save It

Staying with the Hillbilly Country style tunes, here is a good bopper from Mimi Roman. The tune is from 1956.

The following taken from

This green-eyed female singer was born in Salinas, California. At an early age, she took a liking to riding horses as she grew up near the Salinas Rodeo. When she was fourteen years old, her family moved to New York, where she attended Erasmus High School in Brooklyn.

She always seemed to enjoy singing and her parents encouraged her musical efforts. She started taking piano lessons when she was just eight years old. She later learned the guitar around the age of 18.

After high school graduation, Mimi entered Hofstra College, majoring in art. Her guitar instructor heard her sing one day and was impressed to the point of encouraging her to pursue that avenue.

In March of 1954, she appeared on the famed Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout show. That led to many offers for other personal appearances.

A turning point came in September of 1954 when she was crowned Queen of the Rodeo that was held in Madison Square Garden. Her horsemanship, personality and beauty earned her that crown. She was also pretty sharp with a rifle and won many a competition.

When she was just twenty years old, she was recording for Decca Records. Eddie White was her manager then and brought her to the attention of Decca's Paul Cohen. Her first release on Decca was a tune by Hank Williams, "Weary Blues From Waiting" b/w "Oh, I Like It".

Her musical talents and career took her eventually to radio station WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio and she became part of the cast of the Midwestern Hayride.

After that stint, she tells us she made a number of guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, Ozark Jubilee, Louisiana Hayride and a variety of other shows, working out of Nashville with various country and western package shows that starred the likes of such folks as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Minnie Pearl, and others. She also continued to make recordings for Decca.

For a while, Mimi was a part of Pee Wee King's band the Golden West Cowboys, traveling by bus from Louisville to Chicago every weekend for his Saturday night TV show. She recalls one particular winter's night standing next to the driver all the way home in a snowstorm to make sure he stayed awake!

Leo Zabelin, Editor of Country & Western Jamboree magazine back in 1955, wrote in his column that Mimi joined the famed WLW Midwestern Hayride show, replacing Mary Jane Johnson, who had decided to move to the west coast.

In 1956, she earned the votes of the fans in Country & Western Jamboree's polls, finishing in the Top Ten for Best Female Singer and Best New Female Singer. Kitty Wells and Wanda Jackson were the top vote getters that year in those categories. In June of 1956, The Disc Jockeys named her the number two Best New Female Singer behind Miss Jackson in the magazines second annual poll.

Connie Salzl wrote in her News from the Midwest article in 1956 that Mimi was part of the first Grand Ole Opry show to appear at the Bloomington Stadium in Minneapolis. This event occurred during the Minneapolis Aquatennial. Some of the other stars on that show were Ray Price, Van Howard, Ferlin Husky, Mitchell Torok, the Wilburn Brothers along with local DJ and singer, Johnny "T" Talley.

In late 1958, she recorded a duet for Decca with Billy Gray - "Mr. Opportunity" b/w "We're Taking Chances". Back then, Country and Western Jamboree magazine would actually add a few comments of what they thought of the new releases of the day. In this instance, they noted that the timing was good for the duo for there wasn't any other male/female duet activity on the charts at the time. They noted that they both "...did a nice job, both during their own solos and when they harmonize."

In early 1956, the same magazine wrote a short synopsis that gave the readers the gist of the two song titles. For her Decca release, "Wrap It Up And Save It" b/w "My Tears Are Beginning To Show", they wrote, "She's not going to give her love away; she's saving it for a new love. There was never anyone but him and now she knows that she made a mistake."

One of the highlights of her career was a tour that lasted nearly eighteen months, playing approximately 260 cities across the United States, with the Phillip Morris Country Music Show. It starred Carl Smith, Goldie Hill, Red Sovine, Ronnie Self and, for while, Little Jimmie Dickens. The show entertained audiences in 45 states. She still thinks of it as the trip of a lifetime.

A short-lived publication, Rustic Rhythm, included a pictorial that offered a behind the scenes look at what went on with the Phillip Morris Country Music Show. Back then, the traveling was done by bus, and in this case, the sponsor had a bus for the group with the appropriate advertising you might expect as it traveled the roads of the USA. But these were not the most pampered stars that one might see today. The pictures don't show signs of a large entourage of people that cater to the artists. In scene after scene, we see them doing their own primping or cleaning. Goldie Hill was helping Mimi get zippered into her dress for one performance. In another, we see Mimi washing her nylons. In another scene, they ventured out to a local elementary school, even sitting in the teeny desks and perhaps kindling their childhood memories of what they saw in the school books. And in August of 1957, we see a group photo in front of the bus that included Slim Sutberry, Sonny Curtis, Johnny Sibert, Mimi Roman, Carl Smith, Goldie Hill, Red Sovine, Ronnie Self, Bun Wilson, Biff Collie and Sammy Pruett. Now, that's one crowded bus, but you wonder what kind of musical memories that group had.

In the spring of 1957, Barry Nesbitt of radio station CKFH out of Toronto, Ontario closed his column praising Mimi's Decca releases, noting they were earning top honors in the " gals category..." by Canadian disc jockeys. He noted, "Here's a young miss who can really sing." Smokey Warren noted in that same issue in his round-up of New York news that Mimi "...was doing a swell job with the Phillip Morris package, and why not, she's got what it takes." Barry wondered in his July article, "...if she still ahs that gold dress?" You get the feeling Mimi made an impression with those she met.

Rustic Rhythm also had a record review column. In April of 1957, it had this to say about her release on Decca, "Cheater's Luck" b/w "Tonight I Made You Mine": "...does a fine job as she emotionally projects a cheater's good fortune; while the "Tonight" number gerts a happier treatment in the singer's same fine, polished style."

But a bit after that tour, she found she had had enough of traveling. She chose to remain in the New York area doing commercials throughout the 1960's and 1970's including Sprite, Doublemint Gum, Clairol Shampoo, etc. She also did demos for writers such as Burt Bachrach, Carol King, Kander and Ebb.

She did work as an extra in movies such as "Tootsie" and "All That Jazz".

After marrying singer/writer Paul Evans in 1961 and having a daughter, Eden, the couple divorced and Mimi moved to Connecticut.

The 1980 found her hosting a radio show in Bridgeport for three hours a day and performed in clubs in the Fairfield County area on the weekends.

Mimi stopped performing in 1985 but she still keeps her guitar ready for anything!

Mimi Roman - Wrap It Up And Save It

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Leon Payne - You Are The One -

Sticking with the country side of things today you get 2 Country Hillbilly numbers from Leon Payne, who is most famous for writting Lost Highway. A song performed and made famous by Hank Williams. These 2 are from 1956.

Here is Mr. Payne's bio:

A popular singer and multi-instrumentalist of the postwar era, Leon Payne achieved his lasting fame as a songwriter whose most successful works -- among them "Lost Highway" and "I Love You Because" -- remain among the country music canon's most enduring compositions. Payne was born blind on June 15, 1917, in Alba, TX, and until the age of 18 he attended the Texas School for the Blind in Austin. There, he was encouraged by teachers to begin learning music as a method of supporting himself and became adept on guitar, piano, organ, drums, and trombone. In the mid-'30s he began performing with a number of area groups and began playing on radio in 1935.

Payne joined Bob Wills' Texas Playboys in 1938, and he remained affiliated with the group to some degree for the majority of his career. At about the same time, he began writing the first of the several thousand songs he would compose over the course his lifetime. In 1939, he cut his first solo recordings, including "You Don't Love Me but I'll Always Care" and "Down Where the Violets Grow," which evidenced his smooth, subtle vocal technique. After spending the large part of the next decade drifting through Texas performing under the moniker "The Texas Blind Hitchhiker," he hooked up with Jack Rhodes & the Rhythm Boys in 1948. He also played frequently with Wills.

In 1949, Payne formed his own band, the Lone Star Buddies, which guested on programs like the Grand Ole Opry, the Louisiana Hayride, and the Big D Jamboree. Two of his songs also reached the charts in cover versions: George Morgan scored a big hit with "Cry-Baby Heart," and more significantly, Hank Williams cut "Lost Highway," one of his most popular efforts. Payne's own recording of his "I Love You Because," penned for his wife Myrtle, became his biggest hit in 1950; in the same year, both Ernest Tubb and Clyde Moody cut their own versions of the song. Williams also had another hit with Payne's "They'll Never Take Her Love From Me." As the decade wore on, his songs grew even more popular among his contemporaries; among the most successful were Hank Snow's 1953 "For Now and Always" as well as a pair of hits for Carl Smith, 1954's "More Than Anything Else in the World" and 1956's "Doorstep to Heaven."

Payne continued to record through 1964; in 1963, he issued two LPs, Leon Payne: A Living Legend of Country Music and Americana, and at one point even cut a rockabilly single, "That Ain't It," under the alias Rock Rogers. Still, he never repeated the success of "I Love You Because," which was later resurrected by Johnny Cash in 1960 and as a huge 1963 pop hit for Al Martino. A year later, it was also covered by Jim Reeves, who earned posthumous success with Payne's "Blue Side of Lonesome" in 1966 and "I Heard a Heart Break Last Night" in 1968. Also charting with renditions of "I Love You Because" were Smith in 1969, Don Gibson in 1978, and Roger Whittaker in 1983; most importantly, it was one of the songs recorded by Elvis Presley during his legendary Sun Records sessions of 1954.

In 1965, Payne suffered a heart attack which forced him to curtail his touring; that same year, his "Things Have Gone to Pieces" was a hit for George Jones. In 1967, Gibson covered "Lost Highway," and Johnny Darrell was successful with "They'll Never Take Her Love From Me." On September 11, 1969, Payne died following another heart attack. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Leon Payne - You Are The One

Leon Payne -

Monday, June 11, 2012

Foggy River Boys - Yes I'm Satisfied - Glory Glory Clear The Road

Sticking w/ the Country side of things, w/ 2 conuntry spiritual tunes from Foggy River Boys. This is from 1955.

The Foggy River Boys was the name of two related American male singing quartets from southern Missouri specializing in spiritual and country music in the 1940s and 50s.

The original Foggy River Boys traced their lineage to the early 1940s, when Bill and Monty Matthews, joined by brothers Jack and Matt, formed the Matthews Brothers in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. All were ordained ministers for Disciples of Christ. They had two daily live shows on KWTO-AM in Springfield, Missouri.
In 1947, they appeared with Red Foley on The Prince Albert Show, the nationally-broadcast portion of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Matt and Jack left in 1948 to become full-time preachers and were replaced by Bob Hubbard, also a minister, and bass singer Cully Holt. They first called the new group the Melodizing Matthews, but changed the name to The Jordanaires, after the Jordan Creek in Springfield, Missouri. They signed with RCA Records, and recorded secular music under the name The Foggy River Boys (after a nickname for the Cumberland River). In 1952, Hoyt Hawkins replaced Hubbard and Neal Matthews, Jr. (no relation) replaced Monty Matthews, forming the version of the Jordanaires who went on to back Elvis Presley.
1950s group

The second iteration of The Foggy River Boys formed in Springfield, Missouri about 1954 with Charlie Hodge as lead vocalist, with brothers Bill and Monty Matthews and one other member. Hodge was replaced by Les Robertson in 1956. They were signed to Decca Records and also recorded on the Mercury, Starday and Foremost Records labels. They backed Fess Parker, Homer and Jethro, Red Foley and Bobby Lord.
George Richardson, replacing one of the Matthews brothers, joined in 1957. That year they changed their name to The Marksmen, which by then consisted of Robertson (lead), Richardson (baritone) Earl Terry (tenor) and Don Taylor (bass). Robertson, Richardson and Terry were from Los Angeles; Taylor was from Lakeland, Florida. They were regulars on ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee from 1955 to 1960, and also appeared on The Eddy Arnold Show in 1956 and NBC's Five Star Jubilee in 1961. In May 1957 they performed on NBC-TV's Tennessee Ernie Ford Show and Cliffie Stone's Hometown Jamboree in Los Angeles.

Foggy River Boys -Glory Glory Clear The Road

Foggy River Boys - Yes I'm Satisfied

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jean Shepard - Take Possession - A Satisfied Mind

Here is 2 great old country tunes from 1955 from Jean Shepard on Capitol records. Growing up as a kid when everything was Rock & Roll, and then metal and than punk i had little space for country music but now days i'd rather listen to this stuff most days than put on Venom Black Metal..... heh. i must be getting old.

Recently i was told by someone that i write like a 10 year old, so i just stole info from the internet on Mrs. Shepard.... you can read Mrs. Shepards wiki info below:

Ollie Imogene Shepard (born November 21, 1933), better known as Jean Shepard, is an American honky tonk singer-songwriter who was a pioneer for women in country music. Shepard released a total of 73 singles to the Hot Country Songs chart, one of which reached the No. 1 spot. She recorded a total of 24 studio albums between 1956 and 1981, and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years.
After Kitty Wells' 1952 breakthrough, Shepard quickly followed, and a national television gig and the Opry helped make her a star when few female country singers had enduring success. Her first hit, "A Dear John Letter", a 1953 duet with Ferlin Husky, was the first post-World War II record by a woman country artist to sell more than a million copies.

Jean Shepard was born November 21, 1933 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, but was raised in Visalia, California near Bakersfield. As a teenager, she played bass in the Melody Ranch Girls, an all-female band formed in 1948. Hank Thompson discovered Shepard a few years later. With Thompson's help, Shepard signed with Capitol Records in 1952, following the success of Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" Shepard cut four songs at her first session with popular band players Jimmy Bryant, Speedy West, Cliffie Stone and Billy Strange. She recorded her first single for the label in 1952, "Crying Steel Guitar Waltz", but it failed to chart.

1953–1956: Breakthrough
Shepard's first chart appearance was 1953's duet with Ferlin Husky, with "A Dear John Letter". It was a No. 1 smash, and also became a major crossover pop hit, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard pop chart. The song struck a chord a with audiences as it was a half-spoken duet about a soldier in the Korean War. The duo's follow-up, "Forgive Me John", was another crossover hit, peaking in the Top 10 on the country chart and the top 25 on the pop chart. Because at 20 she was still a minor, Shepard's parents signed her rights to Husky so she could tour.[4]
In 1955, Shepard joined ABC-TV's nationally-telecast Ozark Jubilee for several years, and recorded her first studio album, Songs of a Love Affair, written by Shepard. She also charted her first solo top ten single, "A Satisfied Mind", that same year, backed by the No. 13 hit, "Take Possession". "A Satisfied Mind" peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard country chart. Shepard had another top five hit the same year with "Beautiful Lies". Its flip side, "I Thought of You", peaked in the country top ten. Her streak of hit singles led to an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry in 1958 as one of its few female stars; Kitty Wells and Minnie Pearl were the only others.
Because she was a honky tonk singer when the Nashville sound was popular, Shepard had just two charting country singles between 1956 and 1963. She had two charting singles in 1958 and 1959, however, with "I Want to Go Where No One Knows Me" and "Have Heart Will Love"; and was also named Cash Box's Top Female Artist of 1959.
In 1960, Shepard married fellow Opry star Hawkshaw Hawkins, who she had met on Ozark Jubilee. He died three years later in the plane crash that killed Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas. She later married country music musician and singer Benny Birchfield and they remain married.

Jean Shepard - Take Possession

Jean Shepard - A Satisfied Mind

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Babies - You make Me Feel Like Someone - The Hand Of Fate

I just picked up this white label promo of this Northern Soul classic for a whopping 50 cents. "You Make Me Feel Like Someone," was a minor chart hit in the U.S. managing #124 on the Billboard Pop charts.

1967. Dunhill release. Arranged by Gene Page ("Out on the Floor" by Dobie Gray).

The Babies - You make Me Feel Like Someone

The Babies - The Hand Of Fate

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Don Sargent and The Buddies - Voodoo Kiss - Leadfoot

I'd usually save the A side for this one for Halloween but I'm killing 2 birds with one 45 today. You get a great slightly spooky drumming exotica style voodoo tune and a novelty tune about car racing, crashing and dying all in the span one minuet and 45 seconds. Awesome.

Not much out there on the interwebbings about Mr. Sargent and the Buddies but this was recorded in 1959 for the small Catalina label from Los Angeles.

Don Sargent and The Buddies - Voodoo Kiss

Don Sargent and The Buddies - Leadfoot

Friday, June 1, 2012

Clifton White & His Royal Knights - The Warm Up A & B

Great Louisiana soul quakin' booty shakin' dance number by Clifton White & His Royal Knights from 1968 on the Anla label. Info was scarce on Mr. White & his Royal Knights but this is a great little number that brings you straight back to another time in a smokey little dive bar with a few coctails and some foxy momma's dancing it up.... Dig it.

Clifton White & His Royal Knights - The Warm Up - A

Clifton White & His Royal Knights - The Warm Up - B