Friday, May 3, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
James & Bobby Purify's I'm Your Puppet reached #6 in 1966 on Billboards Hot 100. A re-recorded and re-released version peaked at #12 in 1976. Not that that counts for anything... except maybe a popular simple charm.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Jackie Wilson grew up quick. By the time he was 15 he had dropped out of school and served two sentences in juvenile detention where he learnt Boxing. He began to fight on the amateur circuit at 16 but with a Golden Gloves record of 2 and 8 and his mother begging him to stop he hung up the gloves and took up music instead...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Dakota Staton is best known for the 1957 hit The Late, Late Show. This is her cut of My Babe, a song written by Willie Dixon who penned numerous memorable classics including Little Red Rooster, Hoochie Coochie Man, Evil, Spoonful ...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This is Billy Preston's first solo single on Vee-Jay Records. He had previously worked as a session musician with artists including Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and The Beatles. Apparently John Lennon suggested that Billy should incorporated as a 'Fifth Beatle' - difficult to imagine as it may be this anecdotal oddity can only be supported by that fact that Billy is the only other musician apart from Tony Sheridan to be credited on a Beatles recording...