Three 45s & A Quick Music History Lesson

by Administrator 26. August 2021 12:05

Are you ready? We have 3 unique artists and 45s to showcase this month as well as a bit of a history lesson too! Every industry has a few pioneers that really stand out compared to the rest and Johnnie Mae Matthews is one of them. We hope you enjoy this month’s list of tunes and learn something too.


Samuel Moore & The Chi’s-Tnt’s: I’m So Jealous / Same (instrumental)


Label: DJO 3004. Released 1968

Label Owner: James Shelton Jr. 445 S. King Dri., Chicago, IL. 4418 So. King Dr., Chicago, IL. (1966-1969)

A Side: I’m So Jealous

B Side: Same (instrumental)


Some of the best blues and soul music hails from Chicago and this 45 from Samual Moore & The Chi’s Tnt’s is no exception! “I’m so Jealous” is so good, you get a double-dose of this groovy funk track on both sides of the 45. Vocals aren’t your cup of tea? No problem, you’ve got an instrumental version of the tune on Side B. Check it out below!


Sound Clips and Order Information


Johnnie Mae Matthews: Here Comes My Baby / Baby What’s Wrong


Label: Blue Rock 4001. Released 1965.

Label Owner: Cal Proctor. 35 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL. (1964-1969)

A Side: Here Comes My Baby

B Side: Baby What’s Wrong


I’ve said it many times, and I’ll say it again - nothing compares to a tight, swingin’ shuffle and “Here Comes My Baby” by Johnnie Mae Matthews exceeds all expectations! Johnnie Mae Matthews, also known as the “Godmother of Detroit Soul”, was the first black female to own and manage her own record label. It was called Northern Recording Company based out of Detroit, MI. Johhnie Mae was an inspiration to many artists and record producers throughout her career and still has an impact on the industry and female entrepreneurs today.


Sound Clips and Order Information


Modern Red Caps: Never Kiss A Good Man Good-Bye / Free


Label: Penntowne 101. Released 1965.

Label Owner: Lee Henderson. 42 South 15th St. Philadelphia, PA. (1965)

A Side: Never Kiss A Good Man Good-Bye

B Side: Free


There were only 3 artists on the Penntowne record label including Modern Red Caps, Rocky Brown and Fantastic Chariots. Modern Red Caps consisted of members Bert Payne, Stanley Gaines, George Tindley, Vance Wilson, Chippy Brancato and Dave Patillo. Get ahold of this rare 45 available on Parkers Records today and listen using the link below! 


Sound Clips and Order Information


If you are interested in purchasing one of these 45s from Parker’s Records please write down the Artist and Song Title while listening to the sound clips to make for an easy checkout experience. You can make purchases using our secure form.


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