New Year, New Ear

by Administrator 14. January 2021 14:57

What better way to start off the New Year than with some new music? Considering 2020 is finally behind us, I think we all deserve to treat ourselves to a new 45 or two. We are bringing you a nice mix of tempos to begin 2021 as the past year has affected us all a little differently. Without further ado, please welcome Lenny Miles, the Marvels, and Catherine Miller. 


 

Lenny Miles: Invisible / Don’t Believe Him Donna



 

Label: Scepter 1212. Released 1960.

Label Owner: Florence Greenberg, 1674 Broadway, New York, NY. 1650 Broadway, New York, NY. (1958-1975)

A Side: Invisible

B Side: Don’t Believe Him Donna

 

Lenny Miles hailed from Fort Worth, Texas and was on track for a successful music career with his minor hit, “Don’t Believe Him Donna” before dying at the young age of 27. Although the age 27 usually refers to the infamous 27 Club, Lenny’s death preceded this by many years. The B side of this 45 is truly a beautiful song and showcases the potential of Lenny Miles at such a young age. Check it out using the link below!

 

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Marvels: Forget About The Mess Pt. 1 / Pt. 2



 

 

Label: Sensation 007. Released 1969.

Label Location: Dearborn, MI (1969-1970)

A Side: Forget About The Mess P. 1

B Side: Pt. 2

 

We are picking up the pace with this Marvels’ 45 hailing out of Dearborn, Michigan in 1969. Tons of great music was born in Michigan from Motown to Rock and this 45 is no exception. The drums and bass really holds the groove (as it should) on both the A and B side. Side B includes a ripping saxophone solo that you’ll surely be spinning on repeat. 

 

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Catherine Miller: Don’t Waste Your Time Girl  / Life Is Like A Checkerboard



 

Label: Tyson 100. Released 1975.

Label Owner: Peter Brown & Patrick Adams. 976 Prospect Ave, Bronx, NY. 2143 Seventh Ave, New York, NY. (1975-1980)

A Side: Don’t Waste Your Time Girl

B Side: Life Is Like A Checkerboard Don’t Waste Your Time Girl

 

There is one thing I will never get sick of hearing and that’s the tastiest drum beat of all time - the shuffle. If you like head bobbing drum grooves, funky guitar and piano runs, and Catherine Miller’s voice, you can’t go wrong with this 45. Although manufacturers don’t typically install record players in cars, this is a real window-down cruising type of 45 and would be the first thing I played! Listen for yourself down below. 

 

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December Cheer for Your Ears

by Administrator 15. December 2020 12:35

For most, this December is a little colder than previous years as we are forced to distance ourselves from one another and do things a little differently. If there’s been one thing in my life I can count on again and again to bring a little cheer into my day, it’s music, and Parkers Records & Comics is here to help. Whether you need a last minute gift or something to keep you company at home this Winter, check out our final list of 45s for this once in a lifetime 2020 year.

 

Erlene & Her Girlfriends: My Dada Say / A Guy Is A Guy



 

Label: Old Town 1150. Released 1963.

Label Owner: Hy Weiss & Sam Weiss. 165 East 125th St. New York, NY. 701 Seventh Ave., New York, NY. 1697 Broadway, New York, NY. 767 Tenth Ave., New York, NY. (1953-1978)

A Side: My Dada Say

B Side: A Guy Is A Guy

 

Erlene & Her Girlfriends brought a unique style to the music scene with the release of this 45. “My Dada Say” begins with a short story before jumping into the track. The vocals are sung in the 3rd person from the perspective of the narrators “Dada”. Erlene & Her Girlfriends isn’t for the faint of heart and the sensitive men in the world. The girls are brutally honest about the men they’ve experienced in this one! 

 

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Essex: Moonlight, Music And You / The Eagle



 

Label: Bang 537. Released 1966.

Label Owner: Bert Burns. 1659 Broadway, New York, NY. 51 West 51st St., New York, NY. (1965-1982)

A Side: Moonlight, Music And You

B Side: The Eagle

 

We have a theme for you this week… Songs that start out with a narration before jumping into the track. This Essex 45 takes a more positive perspective on love compared to the 45 from Erlene & Her Girlfriends. Side B uses the metaphor of America’s emblem, the eagle. And no, it’s not Steve Miller’s “Fly like an Eagle”. Essex plays with great energy on side B, check it out!

 

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Explosions: Gee Baby / Try Again


 

Label: Burton 101. Released 1965.

Label Address: 9206 Cordell Mews St., LA. 69. Ca.

A Side: Gee Baby

B Side: Try Again

 

Explosive! That’s how I would describe the first hit on this 45. Gee Baby is going to reel you in from beat one. Keep listening and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by a ripping harp solo. Although the A side of this track uses a standard blues progression, there’s something different about this track worth checking out. Listen using the link below!

 

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All November Nite Long

by Administrator 12. November 2020 11:41

November 2020 is here already. That means we have one more month before the new year. This time of year always seems to put people in a certain mood. It gets dark much earlier, meaning the days are shorter and the nights are longer, and the weather is getting cooler putting a chill in the air. This often leads to people having more time to themselves, leading to some self-reflection. This will be a common theme throughout this month’s list of 45s.

 

Jimmy Radcliffe: Moment of Weakness / Through A Long and Sleepless Night



 

Label: Musicor 1033. Released 1963.

Label Owner: A division of Talmadge Productions. 1960-1978.

A Side: Moment of Weakness

B Side: Through A Long and Sleepless Night

 

No one is perfect and neither is Jimmy Radcliffe as he sings about a moment of weakness and unfaithfulness. The track almost makes you feel like you are in the room with him listening to his confession. Flip the 45 over, and you’ll forgive Jimmy for his sins and forget about any mistakes he may have made in his previous life as he serenades you with “Through A Long and Sleepless Night”. This might be the bedtime lullaby I needed in my life all this time. 

 

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Relations: When We Get the Word / All Nite Long



 

Label: Michele 506.

Label Owner: Carl Edison. 200 East 26th St, New York, NY. 1650 Broadway, New York, NY. 1962-1964.

A Side: When We Get the Word

B Side: All Nite Long

 

We’ve got a nice collection of classic sounds and rhythms for you with this 45. Take a step back in time, open your closet, and dig for your old dancing shoes. Prepare yourself for some powerful vocals and classic drum rhythms you’ve all heard before. You’ll surely be dancing “All Nite Long” to the sounds of this 45.

 

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Revolons: Dry Your Eyes / She’ll Come to Me



 

Label: Capitol 4739. Released 1962. Label created in 1949.

A Side: Dry Your Eyes

B Side: She’ll Come to Me

 

After a long night of reflecting or deep conversation with someone significant, put on this 45 from the Revolons and wipe away those tears. Sometimes we have to pull ourselves up by our own boot straps and this might just be the 45 you need to do it. A little reminder like “Dry Your Eyes” never hurt anyone!

 

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3 Records to Add to Your Trick-Or-Treat Bags

by Administrator 12. October 2020 14:23

Trick-Or-Treat? We have all treats here at Parker’s Records and we are glad you decided to add our store to your route this COVID Halloween. You can expect to receive a few festive 45s from artists such as Witches and the Warlock, Billy Watkins, and Chuck Wright inside your Halloween goody bags. Be sure to check out the links provided below each artist to hear a sample of this week’s 45.

 

Witches and The Warlock: What Will I Do Now / Which Way Did He Go

  

 

 

Label: Sew City. Released 1967.

Label Owner: C. Toto Associates Inc. 32 Edgewood Rd, Madison, New Jersey. (1966-1968)

A Side: What Will I Do Now

B Side: Which Way Did He Go

 

We are kicking things off with a rather festive artist title, Witches and the Warlock. There are few things better in this world than a solid drum fill and we are starting you off with just that. The A side “What Will I do Now” keeps a steady groove while the B side “Which Way Did He Go” is a real swinger. You can expect a strong female vocal performance on both sides of this 45. Let us know what you think!

 

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Billy Watkins: Just for You (Stone Fox) / Beverly


 

Label: Kent 411. Released 1964.

Label Owner: Jules Biharl. 9317 W. Washington St., Culver City, CA.

A Side: Just for You (Stone Fox)

B Side: Beverly

 

Billy Watkins lived a long and fulfilling life of 93 years, not only finding success in music, but he was also a Christian minister. Watkins released tracks both under his name and with The Zion Travelers dating back to the 1940s. Billy traveled all over the world sharing his music including stops to Japan, Australia, Europe, and throughout the US. You can listen to the A side of this 45 using the link below and get a taste for Billy’s soothing, easy-listening voice. 

 

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Chuck Wright: It’s A Lie / My Young Love

 

Label: Ember 1102. Released 1964

Label Owner: Jack Angel & Mercer Ellington. 1697 Broadway, New York, NY. 236 West 55th St., NY. 150 West 55th St., NY.

A Side: It’s A Lie

B Side: My Young Love

 

Halloween is the one night of the year modern society allows people to dress up and be whoever they want. The third 45 for this month comes from Chuck Wright and the A side is titled “It’s a Lie”, which relates to Halloween as this particular holiday allows people to somewhat live a lie for an evening. To end this month’s list, we are going to slow it down with a track titled “My Young Love”. We all had one - or wish we had one - so give it a listen!

 

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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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