Do You Remember, Dancing in September?

by Administrator 14. September 2020 14:10

You are in for a treat this fine September 2020. This year has been filled with plenty of unpredictable ups and downs, but you can count on this selection of 45s from Parker’s Records to be everything you can imagine. There’s a diverse group of tracks included in this month’s compilation, everything from shuffle grooves and funk to national anthems and R&B. Check it out!

 

Count Rockin Sidney: Bury the Hatchet / Back Door Man


 

Label: Bold 1006. Released 1972.

Label Owner: Sidney J. Simien. 2112 Elder, Lake Charles, LA (1969-1976)

A Side: Bury the Hatches

B Side: Back Door Man

 

Given Count Rockin Sidney was an African American R&B singer during the 50s, 60s, and 70s you can bet the Civil Rights Movement influenced his music. It’s likely that “Bury the Hatchet” was in reference to ending the racial turmoil experienced throughout the United States during this time. During the 17th century, Native Americans would bury an actual hatchet as a sign of peace at the end of a fight and this is probably where Sidney got his inspiration for this track. Side A of this 45 starts out with a native anthem you have heard before and jumps into a groove rhythm. It’s really a great piece of work and worth checking out!

 

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Detroit Jr.: Young Blood / Secret Love


 

Label: Tip-Top 2015. Released 1967.

Label Owner: Charles Colbert Sr & Charles Colbert Jr. 8956 South Wallace, Chicago, IL (1962-1967)

A Side: Young Blood

B Side: Secret Love

 

If this ain’t groovy, I don’t know what is. Detroit Junior, otherwise known as Emery Williams Jr. is the heart and soul behind this 45. Everything lines up perfectly in “Young Blood”. Listen closely to the catchy guitar rift played throughout the track and the way the bass and drums move with one another. I can guarantee you won’t be listening to this cut just once!

 

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Caprells: What You Need Baby / Dotty’s Party



 

Label: Bano 102. Released 1976.

Label Owner: 1970-1978

A Side: What You Need Baby

B Side: Dotty’s Party

 

And last but not least, we’ve got a love makin’ shuffle track for you so get your sexy pants out. This group is founded by a family out of Pittsburgh and one you won’t forget! This 45 is a straight up groove-machine. Both the A side and B side will have you in the right mood. Check it out using the link below and let us know what you think!

 

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August 2020 45s: Ray, Radiants, and Raymond

by Administrator 20. August 2020 11:05

This year is flying by. Putting on a good record and turning everything else off is one thing that has helped me slow things down over this past year. We have 45s from Chuck Ray, Radiants, and Ray Raymond. There seems to be a theme with the letters “R-A” this week doesn't there? Coincidence or completely random? You’ll have to listen to this week’s tracks to find out!


 

Chuck Ray: Baby Please Don’t Go / There Ain’t A Thing You Can Do



 

Label: Buddha 207. Released 1970.

Label Owner: Niel Bogart, Art Kass and Allen Klien. 810 Seventh Ave., New York, N.Y. (1967-1982)

A Side: Please Don’t Go

B Side: There Ain’t A Thing You Can Do

 

You won’t be disappointed with this 45 from Chuck Ray. Feel good vibes, great grooves, soulful vocals, and some high energy percussion can be heard throughout these two tracks. Whether you are looking for a romantic track to set the mood or just looking for some easy listening, we have you covered.“Baby Please Don’t Go” and “There Ain’t A Thing You Can Do” compliment each other perfectly. Moderate tempos, fantastic verse and chorus changes, and so much more! Check it out using the link below. 

 

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Radiants: Voice Your Choice / If I Had Only You



 

Label: Chess 1904. Released 1964.

Label Owner: Len and Phil Chess. 5249 Cottage Grove ave, Chicago, Ill; 750 East 4th St. Chicago, Ill; 4750 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, Ill; 2120 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Ill; 320 East Twenty First St. Chicago, Ill. (1950-1976.)

A Side: Voice Your Choice

B Side: If I Had Only You

 

Radiants was a fairly short lived group hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Having earned moderate success throughout the 1960s, Chess records eventually dropped them in the late 60s. However, this particular 45 was Radiant’s biggest hit, and although they weren’t the most popular group, their music is still one of our favorites here at Parkers Records and Comics. Popular and famous isn’t always the perfect formula for a great band, and Radiant is no exception to this premise. 

 

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Ray Raymond: It Breaks My Heart / She’s Alright



 

Label: Tuff 409. Released 1966.

Label Owner: Abner Spector, Chuck Fly, and Zelma (Zell) Sanders. 7758 Tremont St. Indianapolis, IN; 1650 Broadway New York, NY. (1959-1967)

A Side: It Breaks My Heart

B Side: She’s Alright

 

Considering how fast this year is moving by, we thought we’d slow things down to end this month’s list of 45s. If you are a piano enthusiast, this 45 from Ray Raymond will likely be right up your alley. There’s one thing in life I know to always be true - a shuffle groove never disappoints. “She’s Alright” starts with a nice piano and bass melody and then jumps right into a shuffle. Check out the tracks using the link below!

 

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3 Hot 45s for July 2020

by Administrator 24. July 2020 11:19

We’ve got some heat for you this month! 45s from the Artistics, Wayne Anthony, and Jerry Ann & the Las Vegas Cats should put you in the summer mood. We are touching all ends of the spectrum this month by sharing with you some awesome soul, swing, shuffle, and surfer rock 45s. Surely you’ll find something you enjoy from this month’s list of 45s available right here at Parkers Records and Comics.


Artistics: In Another Man’s Arms / Patty Cake


 

Label: Okeh 7217. Promo Copy. Released 1965.

Label Owner: Otto Heinman. 1473 Barnham Ave. Bridgeport, CT. & 799 Seventh Ave., New York, NY (1951-1970)

A Side: In Another Man’s Arms

B Side: Patty Cake

 

You are likely familiar with one of the producers behind this 45, Curtis Mayfield. I don’t know about you, but anytime I come across a track associated with Curtis Mayfield I always check it out – and this 45 is no exception. The A side, “In Another Man’s Arms”, has a classic straight soul groove that you’ve heard many times before, however, the B side “Patty Cake”, mixes things up with some swing to get you clapping and foot stomping.

 

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Wayne Anthony: G for Girls / Out of Sight, Out of Mind



 

Label: Roulette 4694. Promo copy. Released1966.

Label Owner: George Goldner replaced by Luigi Creatore, Morris Gerlach, Joe Kolsky, Morris Levy, Hugo Peretti, Anthony Soprano. 1650 Broadway, New York, N.Y., 220 West 42nd St, New York, NY, 659 Tenth Ave, New York, NY (1957-1981).

A Side: G for Girls

B Side: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

 

So far in this month’s lineup we’ve given you some straight soul and swing so why not throw a little shuffle in there too! Wayne Anthony’s “G for Girls” will have you groovin’ and singing. The accents between the vocals and instrumentation in this song are so good it hurts. You’ll be putting this 45 on repeat and singing “Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls!” all day along. Check it out using the link below.

 

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Jerry Ann (Thomas) and Las Vegas Cats: Go Go Girl/ Hello Hello



 

Label: Red River 1358. Released 1966.

Label Owner: 2831 Abbie St., Shreveport, La. (1960-1965)

A Side: Go Go Girl

B Side: Hello Hello

 

Jerry Ann and Las Vegas Cats truly had a unique sound. So unique that it’s hard to place your finger on it. Surfer rock, country, blues, and jazz elements are all heard throughout the two tracks on this 45. Although the music itself may not be for everyone, it is worth checking out and you might just find some inspiration. You can tell Jerry Ann and the Las Vegas Cats were all about experimentation and creating no limits to their music. It is pretty great.  

 

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Waiting in Kokomo for My Soul Thing

by Administrator 15. June 2020 11:55

“Wait” is the title of the first track for this month’s compilation of tunes – something we are all becoming far too familiar with. How long until we can see our favorite bands live? Fortunately, you can count on Parker’s Records and Comics to supply you with a few 45s each month in the meantime. This month we have Eddie Carlton, Allen Cromer, and Coffee with tunes coming out of the early 60s and late 70s.


Eddie Carlton: Wait / Kokomo


 

Label: Crackerjack 4018. Released 1962

Label Owner: Henry (Jugg Murray) Jones. 271 West 125th St., New York, N.Y., Riverside Dr., New York, N.Y., and 1659 Broadway, New York, N.Y. (1961-1964)

A Side: Wait

B Side: Kokomo

 

The first 45 for June 2020 comes from the Crackerjack label. You might be familiar as this label supported music icons such as Ike Turner, Betty Green, and of course Eddie Carlton. “Wait” and “Kokomo” have two totally unique feels from one another, but still make this a perfect 45. “Wait” expresses the fear most people in relationships have at one point or another – being left. While “Kokomo” contrasts this fear with the narrator meeting a beautiful girl in Kokomo.


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Allen Cromer: You You You / My Soul Thing



 

Label: Edge 505. Released 1965. (1962-1965)

A Side: You You You

B Side: My Soul Thing

 

Batting second, we have a good feeling, love 45 for all you happily married folks. “You You You” undoubtedly uses repetition in the songs theme and it is sure to be stuck in your head. Allen Cromer has a unique voice that is hard to forget which likely played a part in his success as a musician. “My Soul Thing” puts me on a beach somewhere - piña colada in hand. This 45 is an all-around mood improver and should be in your record collection.

 

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Coffee: Your Lovin’ Ain’t As Good As Mine / Just Because



 

Label: Love Lite 500. Released 1977

Label Owner: Clarence Johnson. 320 East Twenty First St., Chicago, IL. (1969-1977)

A Side: Your Lovin’ Ain’t As Good As Mine

B Side: Just Because

 

We are bringing sexy back with our final 45 of June 2020. If you don’t know Coffee, you will now. This power female trio understands soul. “Your Lovin’ Ain’t as Good as Mine” has it all – strong falsettos, horns, and the classic wah-wah pedal to get you in the mood. They don’t stop there, though, “Just Because” has some of the most soulful female vocals ever showcased in our blog. You can really feel the energy behind the song’s theme and you’ll be sure to click the replay button.

 

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Mayfield in May

by Administrator 11. May 2020 13:41

You won’t be disappointed with this week’s selection of 45s from Parkers Records & Comics. Since it is the month of mothers, 2 out of the 3 45s are female focused and wow are they good! You might not have known this, but Curtis Mayfield had his own label and produced some amazing music. The final track on our list this month is going to put some heat under your seat. Check them out!

 

Richard Fields: Doctor Feelgood / Devoted



 

Label: Cordon 101. Released 1961. 


A Side: Doctor Feelgood

 

B Side: Devoted

 

The Cordon 101 label released 2 records during its lifetime – one from Richard Fields and the other by Wally Cox. Richard acquired the nickname “Dimples” after a fangirl noticed he was always smiling. He died at the early age of 59. Though his life was short-lived, Richard cranked out a number of worthwhile records during his career, including the Doctor Feelgood 45 available on our site today. 

 

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Lily Fields: Burn My Bridges (mono) / Same (stereo)



 

Label: Chumley 90002. Released in 1973.

 

A Side: Burn My Bridges

 

B Side: Same promo

 

You can’t miss out on this track! It is as if Lily Fields is sitting in the same room as you. The song begins with a nice piano chord progression and the soothing sound of Lily’s voice speaking to you. As the song progresses, she kicks it into gear and her powerful voice shines through. I could listen to this over and over again. The way the drums and bass falls into place is infectious!

 

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Fascinations: I’m in Love / I Can’t Stay Away From You



 

Label: Mayfield 7716. Released 1967.

 

Label Owner: Curtis Mayfield. 1650 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 1966-1969.

 

A Side: I’m in Love

 

B Side: I Can’t Stay Away From You

 

Our final 45 for May 2020 wouldn’t be complete without including something from Curtis MAYfield’s label 7716. Mayfield is a music icon and never disappoints. The final 45 of the month is played by the female power group, The Fascinations.  You really couldn’t ask for more from a track than “I’m in Love”. The swing, the vocals, the key changes – it is perfect! Don’t miss out on this 45 and check it out today using the link below.

 

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45s for When You Are Feeling Lonely

by Administrator 13. April 2020 14:38

We are all feeling a little lonely and isolated during these strange times as a result of COVID19. What better way to fill our time in solitude than with some new music themed around loneliness. This month we bring you 45s from Larry J. Greene, Herman Griffin, and Betty Green.

 

Larry J. Greene: The Girl I Love / Another Lonely Night


 

 

Label: Tammy 1036. Released in 1970 (Blue-Eyed Soul)

 

Label Address: 334 Elm St. Struthers, Ohio. Corn Market at Woodland, Youngstown, Ohio, 7 East Woodland, Youngstown , Ohio. 545 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio.


A Side: The Girl I Love

 

B Side: Another Lonely Night

 

Greene’s “The Girl I Love” uses hints of surfer-rock twang and rhythms mixed with doo-wop to create its feel. We’ve all been there at one point or another, wishing we could have someone that is unavailable. Wondering what in the world we could do to make them ours. Sometimes, you just have to put on some Larry Greene, accept reality,  and sing your pain away. You may be feeling more lonely now, than ever before, and Larry J. Greene might be exactly what you need. 

 

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Herman Griffin: True Love / It’s You


 

Label: Columbia 41951. Released in 1961

 

A Side: True Love

 

B Side: It’s You

 

Griffin wasn’t just known for his voice, he was quite the entertainer, too. If you found yourself listening to Herman at a club during the 50s and 60s, you would be pleasantly surprised to see him backflipping and doing the splits on stage. According to a number of resources, “True Love/ It’s You” didn’t do much for Griffin’s career, but that didn’t stop us from sharing this 45 and shouldn’t stop you from giving it a listen. 

 

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Betty Green: Lonely Girl / He’s Down On Me


 

Label: Crackerjack 4018. Released in 1964


Label Owner: Henry (Juggy Murray) Jones. 271 West 125th ST., New York, N.Y. Riverside Dr., New York, N.Y. 1659 Broadway, New York, N.Y. (1961-1964)


A Side: Lonely Girl


B Side: He’s Down On Me

 

You might not have known this, but Betty Green was quite the bass player on top of being a fantastic singer. This could explain why the intro to “Lonely Girl” uses such a powerful drum fill that leads right into a classic jazz swing drum beat using the toms on the backbeats. Every drummer and bass player can appreciate this drum groove - it never gets old. “He’s Down on Me” lead to great success for Betty and her career. Check out the link below to give this 45 a listen.

 

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45s to Cure Your March Madness

by Administrator 13. March 2020 10:50

We’ve got an awesome selection of 45s for you this March. Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, battling the Coronavirus or simply looking for new soul music, Parkers Records and Comics has you covered. With the world beginning to shut down, music might be the only source of entertainment available to us, so why not treat yourself to a fresh 45?

Big Dee Irwin: And Heaven Was Here/ Everybody’s Got a Dance But Me

 

Label: Dimension 1001. Released in 1962.

Label Owner: Nevins-Kirshener Assoc. Inc., Screen Gems, Inc. New York, N.Y.  (1962-1965)

A Side: And Heaven Was Here

B Side: Everybody’s Got a Dance But Me

Big Dee Irwin was born in Harlem, NY and actually started his music career during his time serving in the United States Air Force. Along his journey, Big Dee performed with many artists including Little Eva, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and many others. The 45 being presented to you today will give you a nice taste of what Big Dee Irwin is all about. “And Heaven Was Here” showcases Irwin’s big and soulful voice that so many were inspired by.

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Invincibles: How Many Times / I Couldn't Stand It


 

Label: Loma 2057. Released in 1966.

Label Owner: Mike Maitland, Bob Krasner. 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, Ca. (1964-1968)

A Side: How Many Times

B Side: I Couldn’t Stand It

The Invincibles are one of my personal favorite artists available in the Parkers inventory. If you aren’t familiar, this month’s 45 will give you a good look at what they are all about. Pure, soulful, and catchy are three adjectives that immediately come to my mind. This group just writes flat out good tunes. Although these two tracks deal with the hardships of relationships, the instrumentals alone are worth listening to if you can’t find yourself relating to the lyrics.

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Invitations: Girl I'm Leavin' You / The Skate


 

 

 

Label: MGM 13574. Released in 1966.

Founded by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Studio

A Side: Girl Im Leavin’ You

B Side: The Skate

You might recognize the Invitations from one of our previous blog posts (because we like them that much). We are ending this month’s post on an upbeat note – instrumentally speaking. If you are going through a heartbreak, “Girl I’m Leavin’ You” might help you push through and for anyone feeling a little bitter about a past relationship, put this 45 on and skate your way to happiness. If you like what you’ve heard, be sure to check out the rest of our Invitations 45s available from our store.

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February Mood Setters

by Administrator 13. February 2020 09:27

Parkers Records and Comics is back for another month, bringing you some of our favorite 45s available. February and Valentine’s Day always seems like a good time of the year for some new music. It is still the beginning of the new year, it’s cold outside, and you might be searching for the perfect track to set the mood right for you and your lover. Check out our suggestions for February 2020 below.

Varetta Dillard: You Better Come Home / I Don’t Know What It Is but I Like It

 

Label: Cub 9091. Released in 1961.

Label Owner: Arnold Maxin. Lowe’s, Inc., 1650 Broadway, Ney Work, N.Y. (1958-1968)

A Side: You Better Come Home

B Side: I Don’t Know What It Is but I Like It

You might be familiar with Varetta Dillard if you’ve heard her biggest hit, “Mercy, Mr. Percy”. Dillard has an interesting and impressive background considering she grew up in Harlem and was born with a bone condition requiring her to walk with crutches. Dillard’s fun and enthusiastic music exposes her strong will and determination to make it in the music industry despite her disabilities. “You Better Come Home” will keep you engaged with its playful rhythm and Dillard’s unique vocal sounds.

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Debs: Danger Ahead / Just Another Fool


 

Label: Double-L 727. Released in 1964.

Label Owner: Lloyd Price & Harold Logan. Ney York, N.Y. (1963-1966)

A Side: Danger Ahead

B Side: Just Another Fool

We’ve been on a kick with female vocalists and we wanted to keep that trend going with this 45 from Debs. During this Valentine’s season you might want to keep your head on a swivel and hold your ground! Debs sings about loyalty and the temptations present in our world, which is especially relevant during the month of love.

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Tyrone Davis: I Wanna Be Good Company / I’m Confessin

 

 

Label: Hit Sound 888. Released in 1969.

Label Owner: Jack Daniels & Johnny Moore. 3234 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, Il. (1968-1970)

A Side: I Wanna Be Good Company

B Side: I’m Confessin

Tyrone Davis had an impressive career as a singer, achieving a number of hit records over his 20-year career. “I Wanna Be Good Company” is the epitome of what great soul and funk music means to me. Powerful and soulful vocals, a solid rhythm section, and a stellar brass section. What more could you need?

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Three 45s to Celebrate the Start of 2020

by Administrator 24. January 2020 14:20

It is 2020 and we all made it out alive. Congratulations! To celebrate, we are bringing you a number of high-energy female focused 45s to start off your New Year. The first lineup of 2020 consists of Marva Josie, Johnette, and a collaboration between Deena Johnson and Ricky Davis. Each of these 45s offers a unique sound and we think you are going to have a hard time passing these up.

Marva Josie: Love’s Burning Fire / I’m Satisfied

 

Label: Julmar 254. Released in 1967.

Label Owner: Marva josie & other. J&M Production of New-Jet, Inc. 5037 Broadway, New York, NY. 201 West 49th St. New York, NY. (1967-1970)

A Side: Love’s Burning Fire

B Side: I’m Satisfied

If you are looking for a high energy 45 this Marva Josie compilation might be the one for you. The A side, “Love’s Burning Fire”, starts right out of the gate with a quick tom roll and brass melody to kick things off. Flip the 45 over and the tempo slows down a few bpms but you’ll still keep your feet tapping. Listen to both tracks using the link provided below and enjoy all that Marva Josie has to offer.

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Johnette: I Gotta Hold On (To My Man) / Living with the Blues


 

Label: Rich 102. Released in 1965.

A Side: I Gotta Hold on (To My Man)

B Side: Living with the Blues

The second 45 for our listeners to start out the New Year comes from another female vocalist named Johnette. If you need a little encouragement in your relationship “I Gotta Hold On (To My Man)” is the perfect track for you. The A side reels you right in with its hooky bass line. The track uses a simple chord progression and rhythm, but sometimes that’s all you need! Check it out using the link below.

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Deena Johnson & Ricky Davis: There’s Gonna Be A Showdown / Who Me? Yeah You!


 

Label: Simpson 101. Released in 1965.

Label Owner: Richard Simpson. 1630 Broadway, New York, NY. (1961-1965)

A Side: There’s Gonna Be A Showdown

B Side: Who Me? Yeah You!

We are bringing you a call and response 45 between Deena Johnson and Ricky Davis for our third 45 of January 2020. These tracks are guaranteed to keep you entertained as the chemistry between Deena and Ricky is irresistible. The instrumentals in “There’s Gonna Be A Showdown” sounds oddly familiar to us, let us know in the comments what it reminds you of. There are few things better than a ripping blues harmonica and “Who Me? Yeah You!” delivers exactly that.

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Three 45s to End Your 2019

by Administrator 13. December 2019 14:07

December is always a great time to listen to some classic blues and soul music. This month, we have a great list of tracks for your listening pleasure. The three artists for this month include: Majestics, Claudell McKell, and Marve and the Tinnon Bros. There is a little something for everyone including in this list as these three groups offer a blend of different styles ranging from soul to blues music. We hope you enjoy these tracks and don’t forget to take a listen to the sample tracks provided.

 

Majestics: Gwendolyn / Lonely Heart

 

Label: Chex 1006. Released in 1962.

Label Owner: Willi “Tony” Ewing, Detroit, MI. (1962-1963).

A Side: Gwendolyn

B Side: Lonely Heart

The A side of this 45 from Majestics, called “Gwendolyn,” represents a classic love doo-wop style tune from the 60s. The lyrics discuss how important Gwendolyn is to the lyricist and the instrumentals take on a classic vintage rhythm often heard during this era. The B side, “Lonely Heart”, takes an opposite perspective of “Gwendolyn.” The track discusses exactly what you would think – a man losing his woman and the loneliness that follows. The mourning of losing someone special is portrayed through a slow tempo and shuffle groove. You can listen to samples of this 45 by using the links provided below.

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Claudell McKell: Experience Is the Best Teacher / You Can Make It if You Try

Label: Branding Iron 100171. (1972)

A Side: Experience Is the Best Teacher

B Side: You Can Make It if You Try

The Branding Iron label released just four records in its lifetime and this 45 by Claudell McKell is one of them. Experience is truly the best way to learn anything in life and that is the theme of the A side on this 45. If your mother has ever proven you wrong about a relationship, you might relate to this track. Enjoy the foot stomping groove, powerful female vocals, and harmonizing brass by listening to a sample of this track by using the link below. 

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Marve and the Tinnon Bros.: I’m a Loser / Candy Man

Label: M.O.C. 676 (1970)

Label Owner: Joe Cuoghi, Memphis, TN (1962-1970).

A Side: I’m a Loser

B Side: Candy Man

Marve and the Tinnon Bros. provide a powerful and unique sound by mixing a variety of styles including soul, blues, and funk. The A side, “I’m a Loser,” incorporates a driving drum and guitar rhythm infused with a bluesy harmonica sound. Who doesn’t love a good harp? The groove doesn’t stop on the A side, however, as “Candy Man” uses a classic blues structure and even incorporates a lovely drum and bass break. Although from a similar era, this tune isn’t meant to be confused with the classic Sammy Davis Jr. track “The Candy Man.” Groove your way into the winter blues and listen to samples of both of these tracks by using the link provided below.

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