Daily Discovery - Ain't Gonna Move b/w Baby Don't Leave by Johnny Guitar Watson - Northern Soul 45 on Jowat Records #118
Johnny Guitar Watson moved to Los Angeles with his mother in the early 1950's. Johnny quickly made an impact in the LA music scene. A few of the major stars that he influenced were, Etta James, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and there's no doubt in my mind that there were countless others. "Ain't Gonna Move" was released in 1964 and was his only release on the Jowat label, as far as I know. Going back to his roots, the flip side "Baby Don't Leave" decided to sing and record a Blues tune. If you don't know much about Johnny, check out one of my favorite songs by him, it's a Bluesy Soul tune titled "Cuttin' In", and let me know what you think.
Daily Discovery - Love Of My Life b/w Tell Me by Ron Roman - Frank Zappa R&R 45 on Daani Records #101
A piece of Frank Zappa history! It's even signed by Ron Roman. This is the toughest of all the Frank Zappa records from the legendary Studio Z in Rancho Cucamonga, California. It was recorded in 1963. Frank Zappa later released the song with one of the groups he produced, Ruben & The Jets. The Ruben & The Jets version was the way I learned of this song almost 20 years before I knew anything about the Ron Roman Record. Frank and his buddies were influenced by Doowop and it really shows up on this record and in many more of Zappa's future recording projects, like with the Mothers of Invention.
Daily Discovery - Help I'm A Rock by Mothers Of Invention. This is from "Freak Out" their debut album. Frank Zappa and his group. Psychedelic Rock at its best! Funky, freaky, disturbing, odd but you can't help but be pulled into trying to figure out this 8+ minute track off this double LP. The wide ranges of genres Frank uses on this masterpiece include but are not exclusively from R&B, Doowop, Blues, Classical influences to what it is Progressive Rock, Psych Rock unlike any one else you have ever heard. If you have the opportunity to pick this or any other Mothers Of Invention Lp's up you would definitely enhance your collection.