Records are like chocolate part twelve

Hello, kiddies.

The time has come to get off my rusty dusty and get to work on making this a successful venture. I am not even going to lie when I tell you that my motivation level is for shit. I just completed another term of studies. I won’t have a 4.0 when all is said and done, but it is what it is. Remember, I had to deal with a host of issues, most of which are not worth going into. In any event, I made the solemn promise to myself that I would go and soothe my sorrows by doing some much needed digging last week. Boy, was it ever fruitful! I got some rather elusive gems (at least in my honest opinion), and I also found some nice surprises while sifting through three tubs of new arrivals at the corner store. I love going there now. The proprietor lets me bring my portable and drain battery power, making sure that I don’t bring home any undesirables. And because Uncle Sam gave me my change, I was also able to attend this month’s fire hall show. Again, Gary, the couple who’s name escapes me, and a couple of nice gentleman who’s respective tables I visited for the first time, saw to it that I left there with abolutely no money in my pocket. Good thing too because once again, I came home with all killer and no filler. With that bit of long winded speech out of the way, it’s time to sit down and play some 45’s. Wanna hear some of what I got? If so, then pull up a chair. Kinda like a Whitman Sampler,..

This is dedicated to Marge, the former proprietor of Ferndale Oldies who passed away a couple of weeks ago. She was such a sweetheart for unlocking the secret room for me when I came to visit her shop. Somehow, I know her massive inventory will find its way to the other shops here in town; it always happens that way. Rest in peace…

Puppet Man-The Fifth Dimension (Bell)
What’s Good For You (Don’t Have To Be Good To You)-Harvey Scales (Stax)
You Said A Bad Word-Joe Tex (Dial)
Dy No Mite Pt. 1-Tony Camillo’s Bazuka (A&M)
Save That Thing-The Rimshots (A-1)
Green Power-Little Richard (Reprise)
Get Together-Jimmy McCracklin (Minit)
Luther The Anthropoid-Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)
California Soul-The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)
Leave My Man Alone-The Raeletts (Tangerine)
Shooting The Grease-Jesse Gresham Plus 3 (Head)
Control Pt. 1-The First Family (Polydor)
The Penguin-Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)
Instant Groove-King Curtis & The Kingpins (Atco)
Ode To Soul Man-Syl Johnson (Twinight)
Go For Yourself-The Soul Toronadoes (Burt)
Push On Jesse Jackson-The Pace Setters (Kent)
You’re Getting A Little Too Smart-The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)
Warpath-The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)
Sumpin’ Heavy-The Boys In The Band (Spring)
Talkin’ Loud And Sayin’ Nothin’ Pt. 1-James Brown (King)
Soul Clappin’-Pretty Purdie (Date)
Cold Feet-Albert King (Stax)
Woman To Woman-Joe Cocker (A&M)
The Switch-The Village Choir (SCM)
Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys-The Equals (Shout)

Please download and enjoy Records Are Like Chocolate, 95 MB, or, you can go ahead and try some now, thanks to my joining Mixcloud… If the response is good, I’ll add some more stuff to it.

Time is short, so I must jet. I have but one week of respite, albeit filled with seven power packed days of hard labour at the workplace. In that time I truly hope to have the ribbon cutting ceremony over at the new digs. I should be able to do it. I also have a bazillion new 45’s to go through, so hopefully you can expect to see me once more before you know it. In the meantime, enoy your spring break and other holiday festivities, however you choose to celebrate them. Just be sure to do it good, okay? Have fun(k), and as always, please be safe.

Peace and blessings.

3 thoughts on “Records are like chocolate part twelve

  1. Right On! The Soul Chef is finally in the Mixcloud house. I see you’ve opened up the crates and shared some tasty sweets! Both sides of that Harvey Scales have been getting heavy spins round my way lately. I always kinda sleep on Joe Tex records as well. “You said a bad word” is pretty damn DOPE. Saw it at the local shop and passed it up. Gotta get back down there and grab it up. What was I thinkin’?

    Keep doin’ your thing BOSS!

    Peace and SOUL…

  2. Hey Vincent,

    Thanks for the box of goodies – excellent taste. Keep on doing it mate – I certainly appreciate your time and effort in what you do.

    We are going away for a well earned spring break here in Thailand, mid April – in fact, it’s the Thai New Year, Songkran – so well, can’t wait for that after a long, long year since the last holiday.

    Cheers

    John

  3. Hey Chef

    Thanks for the direct download links.
    Can’t get on to Mixcloud here at work (dang the firewall).
    But now I can have chocolate in my headphones while I work
    Wonder how long before the IT boys are onto my download usage šŸ˜‰

    Thanks
    Kankus

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