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 - When My Baby Cries b/w Saving My Love For You by Sunny & The Sunliners - Chicano Soul on Key-Loc Records #1038
I don't know this Sunny Ozuna record that well, but I like it. His raspy voice is so recognizable. A Texas Soul gem that should start getting play in the steady growing underground Chicano Soul circle.
Daily Discovery - Snake Bite b/w One O'Clock Noon Time by The Life - Garage Punk 45 on Hi Records #2138
Late 60's early 70's record that really surprised me because its on the Hi label which I always thought of as a soul label. The Hi label boasts legends like Al Green, Syl Johnson, Willie Mitchell and others. This is a nice double sider that with some funky soul influences.
Daily Discovery - Hello Stranger by Darius - Rare Los Angeles Northern Soul b/w Psychedelic 45 on Chartmaker Records #419. Flip side is "I Don't Mind".
This little known gem has been in my collection for years, I must share this with you so you can decide which version your favorite. Barbara Lewis, Capitols or Darius. Tough choice but this amazing cover is my favorite version of Hello Stranger. Do you agree?
Daily Discovery - Hey Love by Mr. Clean & The Soul Inc. - Rare Group Sweet Soul 45 on Radio City #500. Flip side "I Bet He Don't Love You"
Extremely rare record from San Diego California. This is the same Radio City label that Rosey Grier's New Yorkers Northern Soul classic was released on. Both sides on this record are Group Soul gold with an incredible cover of the Intruders, "I Bet He Don't Love You" and "Hey Love" which I originally thought was a cover of the Stevie Wonder classic but turned out to be very different upon listening again. "Hey Love" is a cover of the song originally sung by the Rotary Connection and was written by Charles Stepney and Richard Rudolph.
Daily Discovery - I'm On My Way To Saturday by Harry Belafonte - The Many Moods of Lp on RCA Victor #2574. This is dedicated to my friends who look forward to the weekend when the week has just begun. I never thought I would have a Harry Belafonte record on my turntable, let alone share one of his songs on my site but this one was too good to pass up. I share this on a Wednesday for my friends who can't enjoy their moment in time and look forward to "life" when life is staring them in the face. Some other good songs on this Lp are Zombie Jamboree - Dark As A Dungeon - Tongue Tie Baby - Who's Gonna Be Your Man - Bamotsweri - Betty An' Dupree. Cheers!
Daily Discovery - Sweet Illusion By Junior Campbell - Modern Soul 45 on Deram Records #85090. Nice stomping, uptempo Modern Soul dancer with girls on back up vocals.
Daily Discovery - Legend Of The Ghost Stage by Fred Darian - Ghost R&R Rockabilly 45 on JAF Records #2020. Flip side is a war record "Battle Of Gettysburg". Death & Distruction, Ghosts and War, makes for a great double sided Rockabilly record.