In the pantheon of soul greats, Major Lance never got the name recognition of Curtis Mayfield, his mentor and collaborator on the Chicago soul scene in the Sixties.
Here’s another very-oldie dating back to 1963 by The Drew-Vels – re-recorded four years later as a solo single by Patti Drew. Continue reading “Patti Drew – Tell Him”
This may be the most extraordinary discovery I’ve stumbled upon.
It was recorded in 1963 but its psych-tinged blend of jazz, soul and blues is way ahead of its time. Continue reading “Susan King – Morning”
Be My Baby is arguably the single most perfect pop song of all time. And surely Spector’s crowning achievement. Continue reading “The Ronettes – Be My Baby”
In 1963 my mother bought her first and, I’m fairly sure, last pop record. I was five – and this is it.
Continue reading “Heinz – Just Like Eddie”