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 - 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!
Daily Discovery - L.A. County Jail b/w That's When It Hits You (The Hardest Of All) by Duane Franks Odd Country 45 on Shazam Records #101
Shazam is right! There really is a song about everything. Odd Los Angeles Country rocker with a Garage beat, plus a twangy country guitar. I'm not sure what year this song was released although it looks like a mid to late 60's pressing. I am practically speechless! Enjoy!
Daily Find - Cool It Baby b/w My Lover by B.B. Carter - Northern Soul 45 on Kris Records #107
Drums, horns, bass along with an amazing girl group on back up vocals. The star of the record is B.B. Carter. She takes charge with strong lead vocals, she's obviously a strong woman who lets it be known that she wants to be set free relationship that no longer works for her. This is one of my favorite Los Angeles, Northern Soul tunes, and doesn't seem to be very well known. A very underrated dancer in my opinion. What do you think?
A Mel Alexander label and production.
Daily Find - Maybe We b/w Maybe We (instrumental) by Tyrone Mack w/ Randy & Ray Modern Soul 45 on Express Records #2354
Sweet, sweet, sweet Modern Soul cut out of New York. Damn this is sweet! I wouldn't consider myself a big Modern Soul fan, I usually stick to 60's and early 70's Soul but I can play this over and over. The mid tempo groove, the lead singer along with the group harmony is perfect! It reminds me of the style that Mayer Hawthorne is going for. At risk of sounding like an old fart, THIS IS MUSIC! Haha! Enjoy!
Daily Discovery - Dead Presidents by Little Walter Jacobs - Blues Lp on Le Roi Du Blues Records #33.2012
"Everybody loves them Dead Presidents" yes, these lyrics are talking about exactly what you think they are talking about. Money! Little Walter Jacobs sings about big bills, small bills and every denomination in between he breaks down his money situation. "Five Hundred McKinley is the one for me". If I get a Cleveland I'm really set". A thousand dollar Cleveland is hard to get". "Everybody loves them dead presidents!" Usually I post 45's but lately I've been going through a friends Blues Lp's and I was thrilled to find this little gem in the mix. I knew nothing about Little Walter Jacobs before finding this one. Let me tell you I'm glad I found out about him. Damn he's good! This is an Lp of previously unreleased material, and alternate takes of songs that were originally recorded from 1953 to 1963.
Side One - Can't Stop Loving You, Last Boogie, Little Girl, Come Back Baby, Southern Feeling, One Of These Mornings, Beggin' And Pleadin'
Side Two - I Love You So, You Gonna Be Sorry, Fast Boogie, Temperature, You Don't Know, Walkin' On, Dead Presidents, Cobella
Daily Discovery - Night Owl by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones - Surf Lp on Deltone Records #1001
Did I just hear what I thought I heard? Oh man! Night Owl by Dick Dale? Night Owl is one of my favorite Los Angeles Doowop tunes ever. It was written and originally performed by another L.A. musical legend, Tony Allen. This version is done by the "King of Surf Guitar" himself, although in the liner notes he was known as "King Of The Stomp". I'm loving this version. Long live the King, of surf that is.
Side One - Surf Beat, Sloop John B, Take It Off, Night Owl, Fanny Mae, Misirlou Twist
Side Two - Peppermint Man, Surfing Drums, Shake N' Stomp, Lovey Dovey, Death Of A Gremmie, Let's Go Trippin'