Daily Discovery - Aphrodisiac b/w same by Billy Joe & The Tokes - Latin Soul Instrumental 45 on Dore Records #884
A chill, seldom seen, almost instrumental with East Los Angeles flavor.
Daily Discovery - Coming (Comeing) Home Baby b/w Surfers Lament by The Mysterians - Rare Surf 45 acetate
The Mysterians are definitely that, a mystery. Crude Surf Rocker that starts off beat, although that gives this unknown record some charm. I really dig this tune. Does anyone know anything about this group?
Daily Discovery - Shadrack b/w His Eye On The Sparrow by Norman Brooks - Uptempo Gospel 45 on S&N Records #1701
The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is a new one on me. A cool story that sounds even better when set to some funky organ, guitar and a simple uptempo light drum beat. The rise and fall of smooth vocals that can really be heard when the break comes 3/4 of the way through the song. Gospel sweet Gospel with a touch of Soul.
Daily Discovery - Fine Girl b/w Never Let Me Go by Ree Flores & The Duprell's - Chicano Northern Soul / Doowop 45 on Chelan Records #556
Tough to find!
Daily Discovery - Gangster Boogie M.C. M.C.'s (street version) - (radio version) b/w Maniac - Early Rap 12" single on Place To Be Records #1414
Raw early Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rap. Damn this is dope...I'll let this one speak for itself. Enjoy!
THE TEEN QUEENS
Original art by Fazzio LP cover artist for Crown Records. Does anyone know anything about Fazzio? This does not belong to me, although if you are interested in this
and about 20 other Fazzio original paintings I can put you in contact with their current owner.
Daily Discovery - I Won't Be Your Fool b/w My Love Is Real by Little Joe Hinton - Northern Soul 45 on Arvee Records #5028
A Los Angeles Northern Soul R&B tune. Horns galore not only start this stomping dancer, they drive it. It leaves me feeling Little Joe's sense of urgency in repairing his broken relationship. A shouting ultimatum from a voice that means business. A vocal chord tearing, yet heartfelt plea to his baby. The pains of a lovers heart. Enjoy!
Daily Discovery - Hey Y'all b/w Grandpa's Farm by Debbie & Poochee - R&B Soul 45 on Amanda Records #101
I'm in total work mode, put a 45 on the turntable, record it, take it off, next! I get to Debbie & Poochee on Amanda, a small label from Los Angeles. Looks interesting enough, I've had it for a while. I even remember playing it years ago. Eh, whatever, it's two kids singing, so it's placed in a box and put it in storage. Even though it's years later, and my listening ears have evolved, I still only half listen. I don't expect much and am only vaguely interested as I continue to do research on other records. I hear two sweet young voices sing,
"Hey Y'all" in unison, "We got a story to tell, the biggest story since the atom bomb fell".
WHAT!? Did I just hear that right? My ears perk up, all work has stopped, and I'm definitely now all in with my listening.
"Everywhere you go you see a big fight, they say they're fighting for the human right".
"Hurry up, nobody wants to wait, it's already 100 years too late. These folks been waiting for a long long time, I do believe their going to lose their mind".
"Let's do the thing the way it ought to be, what's good for you is good enough for me, so stop this carrying on we got to do this thing up right".
"Hey Y'all, this ain't no big problem. What y'all gonna do, huh!?"
"Hey Y'all, what y'all gonna do?"
"Hey Y'all, what you gonna do about me?"
"Hey Y'all what you gonna do about us?"
Human rights is something everyone deserves. When they are not given, even children can see the injustice! To hear such young voices making the point, now that is a powerful message. I was so touched by the words, that I had to share. I love music that has a message. Enjoy!
Daily Discovery - I'd Like To See More Of You b/w Give It To Me by THE MOB - Northern Soul 45 on Colossus Records #134
What a pleasant surprise! Killer Mid tempo Northern Soul. I always thought this was a Psychedelic or Garage record. I was right about that, but only about one side of this early 70's tune. I was blown away by how sweet the flip was. I dig the JR. Walker style sax break in the middle too. If you don't know it here is your chance. If you do know it, you have probably enjoyed this since the day you found it. Either way, cheers!