Sunday, February 3, 2019

Pidge and the T-Birds (Continental)

Hello everyone. I would like to feature this obscure 45 that I found while on a trip last year with my wonderful wife. It was with several other records (covered in dust) at a small flea market in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line. Cool name for a group, Pidge and the T-Birds. The record did come with  a picture sleeve which has the names of the band members who performed in the recording of the record. From the sleeve you can also see that it was recorded in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania in 1982. The Group was certainly trying to capture the sound of the 1960's. Side A "Sherry' Fool" is a nice ballad. Side B "Hey Girl" has a garage "Hang on Sloopy" sound.

                                                                                          Hey Girl

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Freddy Karl and the Jades (J H N)

I am aware of at least two 45's that were released by Freddy Karl and the Jades. The first which I have never heard was on the Suave Record Label in 1964. Interesting is that Roy Head And The Traits also released their haunting Texas blues ballad "Pain" on Suave that same year. The other record was on the JHN. The numbers and symbols in the dead wax shows that it is a Monarch Pressing also from 1964 . The Band's "Ain't That Loving You Baby" has a fast moving beat with harp. Love it.
                                                                    Ain't That Loving You Baby

Friday, February 1, 2019

Kleen-Kuts (Vitality)

The Kleen-Kuts were from Pensacola Florida. This is a promo copy of the Band's 1966 release on the Vitality label. The 45 has the song "You're my summer love" on the A side. I would like to highlight the song on the B side of the record. "I've found a new love" has an awesome teen garage sound.
                                                                           I've Found A New Love

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Super Gamma Rays

The Super Gamma Rays were reported to be from the small town of Richmond, Ohio (Population approx. 500 people). The exact date for the release of this record is not known. It is believed to have been in 1967 or early 1968. The A side of the record "I Don't Care" has a garage beat with horns. All the known copies of the 45 have this song as the 'Plug Side' on the label. The B side "Clap Your Hands" is a frat mover with heavy drums and tambourine through out and lots of hand clapping. I'm sure the band members were exhausted after playing this one. If anyone can provide additional information or photo's of the Group would be greatly appreciated.
                                                                                        I Don't Care

                                                                                     Clap Your Hands

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Dick DeWayne (B K)

Dick DeWayne release two outstanding records in the 1960's. His first was a killer instrumental released on Adona Records in 1962 as the Dick DeWayne Combo. The record feature on the blog today is his 1963 follow up on BK records. It is a gem as well. Both songs on the 45 are great. "The Foolish One" and "I didn't figure on him to come back" have the early 1960's moody Teen sound. I decided to highlight only one side of the 45 to showcase how talented he was. If you happen to find a copy of either 45 they would certainly be a nice addition to your collection.

             I didn't figure on him to come back

Sweet Soul Six (Star X)

Hello to all. It has been over a year since my last my post. Man, how the time has flown by. Like many of you I enjoy the sound that comes from a vinyl record. While out and about I still stumble across records that I have never seen before. Some probably have not been played in 50 years or more. Some are very good. With this in mind I would like to feature one of those obscure vinyl records. The Sweet Soul Six had the Garage/Psych sound which was popular in the 1960's. In late 1967 the band released their one and only 45 on the Detroit Michigan Star X record label. As you can tell from the recordings below the group was extremely talented. Surprisingly I could not find any additional information about the group other than what I have shared. I would like to learn more about the band. Maybe you can help. Anyway, Happy New Year. I hope 2019 will bring you prosperity and good health.

                                                                                       I Ain't Complainin'