December 12, 2010

Texas soul ~ 1973

Barbara Lynn you make me so hot.mp3 - DivShare

It's been a long time since I've found any good 45s at the Alemany flea market in San Francisco...Usually it's the same old stuff.

Always liked Barbara Lynn's Jamie 45s, but I was not familiar with this. Not rare, but I got lucky with this great mid-tempo funky 45.

" There's a he for every she...There's a sister for every mister...You're my love bone when all the hope is gone..."

The label looks like it was sitting in water for a time, but I cleaned the vinyl carefully and the stereo side plays great! Guessing the layer of dirt protected it until I cleaned it. The best .25 cents I've spent in a while.

funk/soul girl group ~ 1969

Dorothy, Oma, and Zelpha gonna put it on your mind.mp3 - DivShare

Philly soul ~ girl group 1969

Honey and the Bees baby do that thing.mp3 - DivShare

November 19, 2010

group soul ~ 1967

Soul Brothers Six some kind of wonderful.mp3 - DivShare



Northern soul fans are familiar with 'I'll Be Loving You', a popular side by the late 60s soul group, 'Soul Brothers Six.'
Until recently, I had not flipped it over to listen to the other side in quite a long time. The flip side of their same Atlantic 45 is a mid tempo, drum heavy, group soul driver that is definitely worth a second listen...

The Armstrong brothers formed in Rochester, New York and started recording around 1965. They were eventually signed to Atlantic Records in 1967 recording as the 'Soul Brothers Six'. Released as a 45 the same year, 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' charted in the top 100 that year.

Seven years later, hard rock group 'Grand Funk Railroad' who in the early 1970s were one of hard rock's most successful bands, covered the 'Soul Brothers Six' hit.
The fact that they named themselves 'Grand Funk' I've always felt was a bit of a stretch for hardcore soul fans, but their cover of 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' hit the top five in 1974.

Both versions of the song are excellent.

hard rock group ~ 1974

Grand Funk (Railroad) some kind of wonderful.mp3 - DivShare

September 15, 2010

early reggae/roots ~ Jamaica 1974

Marcia Griffiths the first time ever I saw your face.mp3 - DivShare




Not a 45, but a song from the 1974 Jamaican LP, 'Play Me Sweet And Nice' by Marcia Griffiths.
This song has been covered and recorded about a hundred times by everyone in all genres of music. Most know Roberta Flack's 1972 version, but I've always loved this version by Marcia Griffiths.
Surprisingly 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' was written originally in the style of a folk song in 1957 by British folk singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl.

August 3, 2010

soft-rock sunset...all vinyl 45s playlist

soft-rock sunset...60:34 min.mp3 - DivShare

Soft-Rock Sunset ~ pop tones of the 70s




Bread ~ The Guitar Man... 1972

Mac Davis ~ Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me... 1972

Andy Kim ~ Rock Me Gently... 1974

Steely Dan ~ Do It Again... 1972

Ozark Mountain Daredevils ~ Jackie Blue... 1974

Carole King ~ Jazzman... 1974

The Guess Who ~ Clap For The Wolfman... 1974

Blue Swede ~ Hooked On A Feeling... 1974

Bread ~ It Don't Matter To Me... 1970

Dan Fogelberg ~ Part Of The Plan... 1974

Starbuck ~ Moonlight Feels Right... 1975

England Dan & John Ford Coley ~ Nights Are Forever Without You... 1976

Gary Wright ~ Love Is Alive... 1975

The Doobie Brothers ~ Losin' End... 1976

Pablo Cruise ~ Whatcha Gonna Do... 1977

Glen Campbell ~ Sunflower... 1977

Elton John ~ Someone Saved My Life Tonight... 1975