The Closer You Are, The Channels (1956)
Despite numerous recordings, The Channels never had a nationwide hit due to lack of promotion, but they were popular on the east coast. The Closer You Are was a regional hit in New York and was covered by Frank Zappa in 1984.
Little Isadore & The Inquistors’ early R&B style is spot on. Can’t find much about LI, and maybe that’s a good thing. A googoyle search provides little, except that it lead me to Rob Hyman and a band I’d forgotten about.
Hyman was a founding member of The Hooters. I have one of their CDs, but I don’t remember what caught my ear aside from the eclectic sound. “Karla With a K” would have fit my playlist in the late 80’s.
Lessee, what else was I listening to back then? A wide variety, including these guys:
Aswad live at Sunsplash 1984. No, I was never a stoner, but I liked de riddims.
Before anyone thinks I was some kind of pre-hipster indie weenoid back then, this was what I cranked after the sun went down.
Have a great weekend folks (and remember that real dads hate Fathers Day).