Daily Discovery - Chinito Chinito by Don Tosti - Killer Los Angeles Latin Mambo 45 on Philmos #007. Flip side is "Burlate"
You don't need to understand what the words mean to feel the rhythm. Mambo dance floor filler.
Daily Discovery - Zoot Suit by The High Numbers aka The Who. 60's Mod R&R 45. Back Door records the flip side is "I'm The Face". Killer backing track that was also used in a Northern Soul song but the title is escaping me at the moment. If you know the backing track I would appreciate if you could jog my memory.
Daily Discovery - Double Barrell by Dave and (Ansil) Ansel Collins. Killer Reggae sampled by Special Ed on "I'm The Magnificent". Super chill Reggae to sit back and relax to if you can. This chill beat has so much rhythm you can't help but get up and move.
Daily Discovery - Well I Done Got Over It by Guitar Slim. Killer R&B at its finest from 1953. Specialty records was a Gospel, R&B, Blues, Doowop label out of Los Angeles. Specialty was started in the late 1940's and went on to release music all the way into the 1980's.
Daily Discovery - It's Hot by Gene & Billy. Killer R&B on the Los Angeles label, Spark Records. The flip is a pleading love song to a woman named "Zerlene". Summer time is here and this duets song hits the spot like a cup of lemonade. Funky piano, guitar and drums that kick like the hot sun shining off a bald head. Your body might start moving to this grooving rhythm that should have a warning label, it might just make you hotter!
Daily Discovery - Don't Whistle Woman (Don't Crow Hen) by Jess Bolero. Rare practically unkown Funk on the Jackson label that says it's from New York but it sounds a lot more like a something from the the deep south. The flip side is a killer deep soul side. The shouting voice that Jess brings to this record sounds like a voice on the brink of breaking and he makes you feel his pain. He is pouring out of emotions like most of us only wish we had the guts too. If someone was to ask me what is Soul, it is this, pure raw emotion with no fear of who is listening.
I spoke to Jesse Bolero recently and he gave me a little more information about the the record. Robert Banks on piano, Bernard Purdie was on drums and Donny Stokes on guitar & bass, Buddy Lucas was on harmonica & sax, Jess Levy on cello and The Rose on vocals.
The producers (Rose McCoy) of "Don't Whistle Woman" wanted to promote Jesse as the black Mick Jagger. The idea was shopped to Motown producers, and after hearing his record they told Jesse that he was "too soulful". I had to laugh when Jesse told me this story, because that is what drew me to the song in the first place. Even though he doesn't think about what could have been, I wonder what his life would have been like to become a part of the Motown machine. The world will never know. Today Jesse is full of life and is still sharp, and a true showman. He is constantly thinking of new ways to reinvent himself. I am blessed to call Mr. Bolero a friend.
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.