45s for the Change in Seasons

by Administrator 18. October 2019 11:59


We’ve got a little bit of everything for you this month. Leading off is a 45 from Jan Bradley. Released during the 60s, I can imagine this 45 was a bit controversial. Continuing down the line is a group of songs from James Becton. This track will make you reflect about your loved ones and might not be for the faint of heart. Finally, we will end with some groovy and uplifting tunes from the amazing Barbara and Joe.

Jan Bradley: We Girls / Curfew Blues


Label: Formal 1014. Released in 1962.

Label Owner: Angelo Giandini (A.K.A. Anthony Garden). 8501 South Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL. (1956-1963).

A Side: We Girls

B Side: Curfew Blues

There are some things in life we can’t always explain but we have to accept. One of these unexplainable phenomenon’s is the power sexuality plays in the way we make decisions.  Jan Bradley goes into detail about the control women have over men when it comes to sexual tension. Her opening line begins, “Girls, we can’t help it, we were born to hypnotize.” The instrumentals of this track fit the theme of the song with its playful and innocent melody. It’s like Bradley is teasing us herself.    

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James Becton: Where has Love Gone Pt. 1 / Pt. 2


Label: C-Bird. Released in 1978.

A Side: Where has Love Gone Pt. 1

B Side: Pt. 2

At one point or another, we will all go through the sadness of losing a loved one. When this time comes, perhaps you’ll consider listening to James Becton’s “Where has Love Gone”. It’s a slow, ballad-like tune that you might find some comfort in. Becton’s unique and raspy voice is one-of-a-kind and worth checking out!


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Barbara and Joe: You’re Astounding / Don’t You Know that It’s All Right


Label: Respect 2507. Released in 1975.

Label Owner: Al Bell, Jim Stewart, and Gulf & Western. 2681 Union Extended, Memphis, TN.

A Side: You’re Astounding

B Side: Don’t You Know that It’s All Right

We aren’t going to leave you this month without lifting your spirits. The third 45 of October comes from the lovely Barbara and Joe. “You’re Astounding” is not only a feel-good tune but it also encompasses a full range of instruments including brass, strings, and your typical Rhythm and Blues instruments. Enjoy the playful call and response between Barbara and Joe while listening to this 45. Flip it over and you’ll find “Don’t You Know That It’s All Right”, another feel good, foot stomper.

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