Inspired by a thread on Soul Source, I had a look in a 200 box for records with yellow labels. I came up with over 25! Its not the first time I’ve heard of this fixation with yellow labels, there seems to be a few people afflicted with it. Why not blue? or red? Anyway, […]
It seems that a few people in New York have been reviving the 50’s and 60’s tradition of acapella street corner singing. The group in this video call themselves “Select Blends” and do a fine version of “Mustang Sally”. It would be great to know who the singers are as they don’t look as if […]
A piece of Detroit magic that hails from Hollywood, LA. At least that’s my take on Sonny Daye’s beautiful tune “Long Long Road To Happiness” on Power 008. Just listen to that introduction; it sounds just like Mike terry on saxaphone and the whole record has a Detroit “feel” to it. Click here to listen […]
The gorgeous Voice of Little Anthony to gether with the Imperials. This obviously isn’t one of his run-to-the-dancefloor-and-backdrop tunes and it can’t really be called rare as it reached #10 in the charts but it is sooooo good! I am a sucker for mid-tempo and ballads to be honest and this is one of a […]
Just changing the look of the blog a bit (for those who know what I’m on about – I’m changing the WordPress theme) so things will change around a bit this weekend. It is supposed to be an improvement!
Taken from from the excellent “Rob’s Big City Soul” channel on youtube, this is a great song but the key thing is the outstanding video. All these people that just film a record going round and round need to think again. Nice one Rob!
Received a record the other day that I knew the title of but hadn’t seen this version before: Johnnie Mae Matthews – Lonely You’ll Be – Jam 103.
After my last podcast where I dusted off a few LPs and selected tracks only on LP, I thought perhaps something less obscure would fit the bill for this week’s podcast. So I dusted off my playbox, and reached for the back left where I keep those records that always do the job when you […]
Something a little bit different for today’s featured 45; this is Willie Small – How High Can You Fly – Jessica 401, evidently this was a Stafford spin in the 80’s for Keb Darge. The Stafford connection is probably why I like it; although I never went, nearly all the tunes I hear that are […]
Yesterday I had my usual trawl through ebay to see what I could turn up and it seems the weekend just gone has been the one where everybody has unloaded their mountains of trash records! Normally it’s failry easy to find a few badly listed bargains or sleepers that are worth leaving a snipe on […]