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 - Agua Dulce b/w Soul Bourgeoisie by Jazz Crusaders - Latin Mod Jazz 45 on World Pacific Records #77806
Sometimes there are no words. Instrumental. Enjoy!
Daily Discovery - Soul Heaven pt.1 (vocal) b/w Soul Heaven pt.2 (instrumental) by Friends - Funk 45 on Crash Records #1152
"Sometimes when you get a little low, you can't help but think about dying, but instead of it bringing you down, naturally it should make you smile because somewhere, somewhere there's a soul heaven where a lot of the old friends you have been missing for a long time will be singing some of your favorite songs". Being that death is a part of life, this is a lovely way to look at the inevitable, whether you believe in heaven or not. Imagine for a moment, about the people who are mentioned in this song and people who have passed since this song was made, and even some of our more recent losses. What a party it would be! Who would you go see first? What new collaborations would be created? What super groups would come together? Haha...makes me smile to think about such things. Yeah, it would be amazing, to say the least! Who would be in your Soul Heaven? Does anyone know if this is the first label?
So my friend Greg Belson, tells me that this is a 70's Jamaican pressing. Thanks for the information, good sir!
P.S. This song uses the Syl Johnson backing track from "Is It Because I'm Black" on Twinight Records #126
Daily Discovery - La La La La La b/w Where Did Our Love Go by Afro Blues Quintet Plus 1 - Latin Mod Soul 45 on Mira Records #245
A smooth flute starts off this amazing Latin Mod Soul Dancer. A floor packin', hand clappin', finger snappin' beat. What an arrangement! You don't need me to tell you how amazing this is, you can hear it, feel it and experience it for yourself. Words would have ruined this killer instrumental, so let me stop trying to explain it and let you enjoy the music.
Daily Discovery - Wazoo b/w Shuffle Stroll by Jimmy Coe & The Cohorts - Tittyshaker Rockabilly Instrumental 45 on Note Records #10013
This Indianapolis, Indiana gem has recently been picked up, polished and officially been branded a Tittyshaker. I have had this in my collection for about 10 years. I bought it along with the Doowop classic "I'm So Young" by the Students on the same label. Two rare Note records for the price of one. It's about time rockers like these are getting the respect they deserve. Good stuff!
Daily Discovery - Greasy Greens b/w Sunshine Superman by Lionel Hampton & His Inner Circle Of Jazz - Funk Jazz 45 on Glad-Hamp Records #2038
Killer double sider that can be spun at a Funk or and Northern (Mod) Soul night. A DJ's must have! There are no words to skew your view, just a beat that will get you moving no matter which side you choose to play. That is the beauty of instrumentals, it's your choice how they make you feel.
Daily Discovery - You Beat Me At My Game by Chuck Strong b/w instrumental version - Modern Soul 45 on Music Mountain Records #100
More and more, people are not willing to admit defeat at any cost. Our ego makes us think of only ourselves. Chuck Strong admits the error in his ways and is actually accepting of the fact that he got a taste of his own medicine. This quality makes him more of a man than the guy who hides behind his macho tendencies to hide his hurt. How does Chuck do it? With grace! He even dignifies his ex love by calling her a lady and not bad mouth her by calling her by demeaning names. I tip my hat to you Mr. Strong, for being a real man.
This modern soul masterpiece was also released on the Venture Records #114 under the title "You Beat Me At My Game Like A Lady". I am sure that this is the first label and was later sold to Venture records. I couldn't find any information on the Music Mountain record label. If you have any information please feel free to reach me anytime.
Daily Discovery - Fat Mama b/w Wiggle Waggle by HERBIE HANCOCK Killer Funk 45 breaks on Warner Bros. Records #7358
Killer Funk breaks! This instrumental, sampled by 2Pac, Fat Joe, Chi Ali & Mellow Man Ace. Drums, guitars, organ, tambourine and horns come together to put this fat jam session together. Enjoy! Much love to Mr. Hancock for his musical talent.
Daily Discovery - The Ghoul by Jack Marshall - Halloween Monster Surf R&R instrumental 45. What else can we expect to be the flip side to be but the theme from "The Munsters". It takes a ghoul to scare the little ghouls that will be visiting your doorstep this Halloween. Goosebumps await your temporary visitors because of the moaning, wailing horns, guitars and organ this little gem brings.
Daily Discovery - Frankenstein Stomp by Count Lorry And The Biters - Halloween Monster R&R Novelty 45 on Dragon #4406 the flip side is "Groovin' With Drag" is the instrumental version. The opening line "You don't have to be a Monster but it certainly helps" sets up this Monster R&R dancer. This record speaks for itself.
Daily Discovery - Elijah Rockin' With Soul by Hank Jacobs. Killer Northern Soul Instrumental. This is one of my favorite songs of all time. The piano, sax and bass swing and come together to make it a Soul dj's dream because it packs the dance floor as soon as the first note hits. This record was so sought after that someone made a bootleg of it in the 70's but as a collector of course the prize is to have an original copy. Great Los Angeles soul from the Call Me label.I recently heard that instrumental music is the highest form of abstract creativity. I love it because it is open for interpretation. What it means to me may not be what it means to you and vice versa. This record was written by Bettye Swann who's hit song "Make Me Yours" was #21 in US and #1 in the R&B charts in 1967.