Daily Discovery - Orphan of Love b/w House Of The Rising Sun by BOBBY ALLEN - Mod Rocker b/w with Psych 45
Nice double sided 60's 45. Orphan of Love has a cool Mod sound that I can totally picture being a dance floor mover. The flip side is a really well done cover version of the Animals classic. As I said nice double sider! Enjoy!
Daily Discovery - Take It From A Guy Who Knows b/w What Do Little Girls Dream Of by Tim Considine - Teen Popcorn Northern Soul 45 on Del-Fi Records #4212
Take a lesson from the hit writing team, Ellie Greenwich & Tony Powers. The song "Take It From A Guy Who Knows" is the short but sweet. It's a song about the pitfalls of fame and fortune and how there is more to life than money in the bank. Enjoy this early 60's Los Angeles tune that wasn't a hit but definitely had potential. Ellie later married producer Jeff Barry and the hit writers parted ways. After marrying, Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry became a hit writing team in their own right.
Daily Discovery - Tambo Shake b/w Bossa Baby by Googie Rene - Mod Soul Dancer 45 on Class Records #309
When I listen to this record, I picture a Los Angeles night club in the 60's full of flailing limbs, head shaking, hair flying, sweat dripping good time on the dance floor. Now only if I had the courage to get off the wall and onto that dance floor.
Daily Discovery - Better b/w I Want Action by RUBY WINTERS - 60's Northern Soul 45 on Diamond Records #230
This one is for the women, do you agree with Ruby Winters? "Better to be a poor man's lover than a plaything for a rich boy". "Better to be everything to someone than just somebody's toy". "Better to have somebody love you, for what you are not for what he can get". "Better to be a poor man's joy than a rich man's joy." What do you think ladies? I'm just curious to know what most women think.
Daily Discovery - I Know The Time Is Right b/w Really Can't Feel The Pain by Art Tarus - Rare Northern Soul 45 on Exuma Records #2
Amazing, practically unknown Northern Soul from New Jersey. Do you have any info on this one? I know nothing about this other than what is on the label. Enjoy!
Daily Discovery - Ooh Poo Paa Doo (vocal by Jack Merrill) b/w The Hook by CANDY JOHNSON & EXCITERS R&B Rocker 45 on Canjo Records #101
A rocker to get your mind juices and blood flowing, some lighter fluid for that rockin' weekend you have planned. Stand up! Shout! Let it all out! Let this 60's rocker take you places that your parents warned you of. YEOWWWW!
Daily Discovery - Snake Bite b/w One O'Clock Noon Time by The Life - Garage Punk 45 on Hi Records #2138
Late 60's early 70's record that really surprised me because its on the Hi label which I always thought of as a soul label. The Hi label boasts legends like Al Green, Syl Johnson, Willie Mitchell and others. This is a nice double sider that with some funky soul influences.
Daily Discovery - Don't Say Goodbye b/w It's Good Enough For Me by Jean King - Northern Soul 45 on HBR (Hanna Barbera Records) #497
What a great record! Both sides of this Los Angeles / Hollywood record are great. Yes it is the same Hanna Barbera that released your favorite childhood T.V. show from the 50's and 80's which you can now catch on Cartoon Network. This label actually put out some pretty good stuff in all types of genres.
Daily Discovery - It's So Hard by Melvin And Leon - Rare Los Angeles R&B Soul 45 on Marv Records #101. Flip side is "Everything About You".
A cautionary tale. This one goes out to the guys who work hard everyday, just to give their money to their girl at the end of the week. Now that's what I call love with a price tag and an emotional hangover to boot. What ever happened to money can't buy love?. Melvin and Leon's pain is our gain as we hear his frustration on this tough to find underground Los Angeles gem.
Daily Discovery - All In One by The 3 Blue Jays - Rare Beat Ballad Northern Soul 45 on Triode Records #106. Flip side is "Bicycle Ride".
A wicked, stomping little beat with vibes, horns and distorted haunting backing vocals. The lead singer is enticing you with an almost sensual feel to get on the dance floor to do his dance. The name of his dance? The "All In One" which is a mixture of different dances he calls out, the monkey, the twist and the chicken. Listening to and letting my imagination run wild I can totally picture him in the middle of the dance floor in his crisp pressed suit, crazy moves and smooth powerful vocals driving the women wild one dance at a time. This is a relatively unknown beat ballad on the same Triode label that released the legendary Northern Soul "I'm Coming Over" record by Johnny Honeycutt.