Saturday, March 27, 2010
Written and produced by the great Ashford and Simpson I thought this Mary Love track is just perfect for the weekend. Mary commands us to dance, but with this solid beat there's nothing much else to do than dance!
Mary Love herself is one of those Soul troopers that never did quite made it, but is still active today. Her Modern recordings have gradually become legendary in some cicles and are well worth checking out. Soulsource had the pleasure of interviewing Mary a few years back. Still a great read on this power house.
Available on The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson and Armstead
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Granted, the Music Explosion were not the first to record this track, the Little Darlings were. The Darlings however failed to make any impression on the airwaves, while the Music Explosion were everywhere for a while, raching all the way up to #2 in the charts. For the Music Explosion it was their only real hit, but at least they remain Garage legends to this day!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The Mc Coys was one of those bands that scored one monster hit only to slip into obscurity afterwards. Theirs was Hang On Sloopy. A cover of My Girl Sloopy by the Vibrations. Bt as is often the case, being a one hit wonder, doesn't mean they don't have a few killer 45s to spare. Say Those Magic words is one of those 45s that went unnoticed by the larger public. The air waves were poorer for it!