Daily Discovery - The Sniffing Song b/w Mr. Babbitt by Reta Ray - Comedy 45 on Par-Dee Records #6
Music has been about money/fame, love, sex or drugs for a long time. I have heard of drug songs being recorded as early as the 1920's and of course until present day. It was all about getting airplay for your records, so song writers would use clever ways to describe sex or drugs without using words that would raise red flags. Even today, certain words automatically ban records from being played over the airwaves. Song writers also carried that practice into the naming of songs as well, "The Sniffing Song", it sounds innocent enough, until you hear the lyrics.
This record was originally recorded and released around 1949 on 78's first then probably pressed on 45 in the early 1950's. I had never heard a song of this era be so blatant about drug use. Within the first 25 seconds Reta Ray says cocaine 5 times! I can't pass up this pun opportunity, this record is from "Holy" Toledo, Ohio. Trippy is an understatement for this tune!
Daily Discovery - She's Alright by Roy Brown. R&B Soul 45 on Summit. Love the screming intro, then when the Mid Tempo beat kicks in. Makes for a nice dancer. His voice reminds me of the man the myth the legend, Jackie Wilson.
Daily Discovery - Love Makes The World Go Round by Diana Dawn. I love this version of the classic made famous by Deon Jackson. The horns and guitar in this version give it a more uptempo intro, as opposed to the vibes. It almost has a Barbara Lewis type quality to it. Northern Soul rarity.
Daily Discovery - Color Him Father by Winstons. The lyrics in this song are awesome! The song is about love and admiration a son has for his step father. Much love to the fathers of this world, past and present, step fathers too. We love you.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!