Walking Up A One Way Street, Willie Tee (1965)
Wilson Turbinton (1944-2007), professionally known as Willie Tee, started out as a sousaphone player, became a member of The Wild Magnolias (a New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian tribe) and had a successful career writing and performing early soul & funk. He was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame (2005) and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2007). He succumbed to colon cancer just four weeks after diagnosis.
“It’s kind of a social misfit song, nothing autobiographical here at all.” Richard Thompson, underrated folk rock guitarist and songwriter.
Cob Records of Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales hosted a farewell party in 2012 featuring North Wales surf rock gods Y Niwl . The band’s name is pronounced Uh Nule – “The Fog” in Welsh.
The Dip is comprised of jazz students from University of Washington (Seattle) and not only do they have the retro soul sound down, they got cowbell.
Lotta stuff going down these days, some good, some bad, and some is downright abhorrent. Let’s enjoy what what we like, protect what we treasure and we’ll deal with the rest when it comes. Have a great weekend, see you sometime tomorrow.
Johnny “Johnny Blues” Cárdenasis is a blind self-taught street musician from Santiago, Chile, who plays nothing but roots blues. There are interviews with him on the Utoobage, but they lack captions and my Spanish is rusty.
Stop Overlooking Me, The Cairos (1966)Founded in 1964, folded in 1967, Shrine Records is considered the rarest of the soul labels. “Miss Ray, Barry Gordy‘s second wife, started Shrine Records with her new hubby after both bounced from Motown. Shrine (located in D.C.) issued the peppy “Stop Overlooking Me” b/w “Don’t Fight It” in 1966; it flopped just like the other 18 singles bearing the Shrine logo.”
The Cadillac Three (originally known as The Cadillac Black) have been around a while with several albums with hits on the country charts. Good stuff.
A combination of Louis Prima, Little Richard, Jackie Wilson, Chubby Checker and Joey Dee, Si Cranstoun arrived on the London scene in the early 1990s to keep the ’40s to ’50s rock n’ soul music styles alive.
I must have a lot of time flies buzzing around because the days and weeks are blazing by. Maybe that’s a good thing, but I have my doubts. Have a great weekend, consider what you’ll do IF and WHEN, and we’ll se you back here tomorrow.
From Wiki: The Pathé Brothers of France went into the photographic business in 1896. In the early 1900s, Pathé became the world’s largest film equipment and production company, as well as a major producer of phonograph records. In 1908, Pathé invented the newsreel that was shown in cinemas before a feature film.
[The future of the past found here.]
Leon Redbone could scat-sing better than almost anyone, and there’s proof with his cover of Tommy McClennan’s Bottle Up And Go (aka Step It Up And Go recorded by Blind Boy Fuller and many others). If someone in the audience pulled out a camera to take his photo, when the flash went off, he’d stop the song, jump for his camera and take a shot of them. He’d wait as the Polaroid image developed, (“Hmmm. Not a bad likeness”) and pick up the song right where he left it. He kept those photos, too.
Samantha Fish has been playing her cover of the Barbara Lewis’ classic for a while, but I just heard it for the first time today. There are more recent versions on the Utoobage, but I like this one the best. [h/t lobo91]
It starts out slow then throws you face down in the mud. Husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst tour forever as Shovels & Rope.
The Marcus King Band hails from Greenville, South Carolina. A fourth-generation musician, Marcus King started learning guitar at age three or four and has played professionally since he was 11. It shows.
Amazing how the weekends seem to go back to back these days… at least for me. Have a great one – howl at the moon, bark at the sunrise, laugh at life, and we’ll see you soon.
“I LOVE the slushy groove of 85 year old Colin Bowden, who lays down Dixieland drumming like no other!”
Definitely Slushy and Groovy.
Bowden passed away on August 1, 2021. [h/t Corinne L.]
“By capitalizing the “S” in the middle of BeauSoleil, the Cajun band’s name becomes beautiful sun, but the truth is the band is named for an Acadian resistance fighter. Joseph Broussard Beausoleil fought the English in the mid-1700s.”
Ida Mae is husband/wife team Christopher and Stephanie Jean Turpin, roots rock musicians from Norfolk, UK, who met after joining a soul band while attending Bath Spa University. Now they’re recording in Nashville Tennessee.
Don’t try your love on sexy Ida… She not only wants your love, she wants your life after that. Don’t do it. Ike & Tina Turner, Soul Train, 1975.
Hope all y’all in Ida’s path have either bugged out by now or are at least hunkered down in a safe place. She ain’t worth the risk just for bragging rights.
While you’re at it, toss in a prayer for our citizens and military still stranded in Afghanistan. I fear that worse horrors are coming…