Funky Drums 45s for a Hot Summer

by Administrator 19. August 2022 13:16

Do you like funky drums? Then you are going to love this HOT August list of 45s. It’s not time to cool down yet, summer isn’t over. Get these funky jams today at before they’re gone! Stacy Lane, Sammy Lee, and Lady Fox coming through!


Stacy Lane: African Twist / “same” (Promo)

Label: Excello 2293. Released 1968.

Label Owner: Ernest L. Young

Label Address: 177 Third Ave, Nashville, TN. 1011 Woodland St, Nashville, TN. (1952-1974)

A Side: African Twist

B Side: “Same” (Promo)


Man, it’s hard to not think James Brown when listening to “African Twist”. Please, do yourself a favor and give the free sample a listen below. Forget coffee in the morning, I’m putting on Stacy Lane! You wouldn’t think such a funky track was recorded in Nashville, but maybe that’s what makes it so special. 


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Sammy Lee: It Hurts Me / Nursery Rhymes

Label: Rampart 653 (promo copy). Released 1966.

Label Owner: Eddie Davis, Meyers Benton & Evers Corporation.

Label Address: 5004 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA. (1961-1978)

A Side: It Hurts Me

B Side: Nursery Rhymes


The first sound you’ll notice on this 45 is the drum groove. It’s a great straight 4/4 beat but there’s a shuffle going on beneath it that really gives this track its unique feel. There’s also an awesome call and response between Sammy Lee and the female harmonies throughout its entirety to help take “It Hurts Me” to new levels.


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Lady Fox w/ The Foxettes: How Are You / It Must Be Love

Label: Donel-El 118. Released 1963.

Label Owner: C. Percy (Don) White.

Label Address: 2020 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA. (1961-1963)

A Side: How Are You

B Side: It Must Be Love


Ready to change things up? How about nothing better than a little Lady Fox & The Foxettes. The group included Betty Fox, Yvonne Bushnell and Liz Grant. The group didn’t see much success during their career and quickly disbanded, meaning there aren’t many of these 45s floating around! Get your hands on one today at Parkers.


Sound Clips and Order Information



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