D: Gotta love a man with that kind of conviction and confidence, and backing band. The kind of man that makes a girl want to say “yes please” to a dreamy notion. Released in the best year for dreamy notions, 1964, on Sue Records. Good with his hands, he is also heard on this track playing piano like a champ.
In the early to mid 50s he was recording for Chess Records. From Memphis, he made a career for himself in Chicago. In 1949 he was recording for Apollo as Big Willie.
This tidbit under the Legacy section on his wikipedia just made me laugh aloud. “His coolly humorous, slightly effeminate style greatly impressed the English R&B singer and keyboard player, Georgie Fame.”
As noted by wikipedia, “In 1978, disc jockey and author Charlie Gillett presented her recording of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, a cover version of a song originally performed by Tommy James and the Shondells, to Stiff Records boss, Dave Robinson. Robinson immediately proposed to release it as a single on Stiff, for which Lovich and Chappell had to write and record a B-side at short notice. They came up with “Lucky Number”, which was then released as an A-side and became a Top 3 hit in the UK.”
“Walkin’ After Midnight”
The SoulBenders- I Can’t Believe In Love Anymore (1967)
D: the other day i casually mentioned to Claudia over dinner that I thought I had been posting too much “pussy music”, as in girly, as of late, and while I certainly love having a female perspective on music, I genuinely do have a huge appreciation and enjoyment of a variety of sounds and sentiments. And maybe it’s my subconscious sending out a message with what I share, but truthfully I am well over my exes, anyone really, and these are all just songs that are engrained in me or new finds that I can connect with, whether it be through past feelings or current, it’s always the music I love.
D: Every time we play the 7”, at least one person inquires. Here it is and it can also be found on the amazing ‘Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968’ compilation.
The 5 Jones Boys - Mr. Ghost Goes To Town (1938)
D: So good.