Posts tagged with "45s"



27. November 2016
Best known among funk collectors for the masterpieces "Tell Me" and "Get It Right" singer and guitarist Rickey Calloway was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 8, 1953. As a teen he worked at local nightclubs imitating James Brown, prforming Brown's songs and opting to begin writing his own instead. "Tell Me" heralded the 17-year-old Calloways's maiden voyage into songwriting. Recorded with local funk outfit The Crack Mirrow Band, the single appeared on the Jayville label in 1970, earning...
13. November 2016
Below: Don Ray & Hobbit with The Soul Queens (1973)
06. November 2016
Clarence Pinckney (just 'Pinky' to his friends and fans) originated the soul/funk/R&B/jazz band Tickled Pink, a dynamic dance/show group that thrilled audiences during the 1970's in the United States and Canada. Born in Glensville, Georgia, Pinky's introduction to music originated at the United House of Prayer for All People Church where he played in his church marching band, The Grace Silver Leaf Band, and for the shout band, The Seven Blowing Angels. Pinky attended early high school in...
23. October 2016
Soul Excitement was a psychedelic funk band out of Newark, New Jersey. The band was originally formed by Clarence (Clay) Drayton, who was the leader and bass player, along with A. C. Drummer, guitarist, and Paul Cutner, drummer in the year 1968. In 1969 The band recorded "Stay Together" and "Smile" at an unknown Studio in New York. The incredible "Stay Together" was the first song ever written by Drayton, and it made it as the only 45 to be recorded by the band, originally issued as Pink...
02. October 2016
On 29th May 1934 Robert Jay, born Robert Brown Jr. (real name changed from Robert Brown because “it sounded more swingin’”) was born in Lower Peach Tree, Alabama. At the age of 13, after saving up $60 from his paper round he got the bus and headed for Detroit. Detroit 1969, Robert Jay woke up one morning mad as hell. Firstly with himself for being so vulnerable, then with the demon alcohol. From that moment, armed with a strong tune in his head, he decided to combine a serious love of the...
30. September 2016
"Leave Me Alone" is a true Funk bomb from Georgia on the Perfection Sound Studios label, composed and Produced by Frederick Forsh and THE TEAKWOOD. A raw, deep, fast beat combined with the killer voice of Nadine Brown. The drums and the bass... uhhh... and the horns... simply incredible. You wouldn't believe this was recorded in 1977. A sought after Record which is almost impossible to get in good shape. Pray the Lord, tramprecords licensed the recording for the Feeling Nice Vol. 3 directly...