Monday, November 25, 2013

The Rocky Fellers - Ching-A-Ling Baby



Stanley Kahn discovered The Rocky Fellers, a pop/rock band in the 1960s, and signed them to Scepter Records. The group was composed of four Filipino brothers: Tony, Junior, Eddie, and Albert Maligmat, and their father, Doroteo "Moro" Maligmat. They had a hit single called "Killer Joe", written by Bert Russell and Bob Elgin in 1963. The song was inspired by famed dance instructor and "King of the Discotheque," Killer Joe Piro. It has many similarities to the chorus of the Mickey and Sylvia hit, "Love is Strange."

"Killer Joe" reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1963. They followed up with another Bob Elgin song called "Like the Big Guys Do". Among their other recordings was a Christmas novelty song, "Santa, Santa", written by a then-unknown songwriter, Neil Diamond. The Rocky Fellers also recorded another Neil Diamond song, "We Got Love" which is available on their LP, Killer Joe from 1963. The Rocky Fellers faded quickly from the music scene in the mid-1960s, due primarily to the arriving British Invasion bands.


This is none of the songs mentioned above....

The Rocky Fellers - Ching-A-Ling Baby

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ike And Tina And The Ikettes - So Fine - So Blue Over You


Pickins have been slim around here for a while. i did get that twilights 45 a bit back but not much else of late. But i got this little 45 yesterday for 50 cents. Not a rare thing really but i nice addition to the Ike & Tina collection. This is from 1968 but sounds like 1964 to me.

Ike And Tina And The Ikettes - So Fine

Ike And Tina And The Ikettes - So Blue Over You

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Emotions - Boomerang


So weird this one. Doo-Wop from 1964 with a flute solo.... Love it!

The Emotions - Boomerang

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Twilights - It's Been So Long - She's Gonna Put Me Down


Just scored this little soulful 45 at the local thrift on the cheap. I've seen that this is from 1964 and 1966??? Sounds more like 64 to my ears but i don't know for sure. Info is pretty scarce of the twilights but i think they were from Detroit?

The Twilights - It's Been So Long

The Twilights - She's Gonna Put Me Down

Saturday, November 9, 2013