The Hit Co

The Disco Duck A sort of Duck craze in Soul music was stated off by Jackie Lee. The Hit Co released this travesty of a record and others followed… And another by Rick Dees. Also bumped up, housed up and slam dunked or ducked by The Bonecrushers – awful.

Milky Edwards and The Chamberlings

Starman Soul Love Moonage Day Dream Versions of David Bowie tracks all Souled up Milky Edwards and The Chamberlings. Soul Love of course would be the best of these – it’s got a fittingly correct title. But of course this is all a HOAX. Having said all that, give it a listen – it’s such … Read more

Hip Hop Soulbot – sorry, no hip hop here…

We love black ethnic music: Blues Soul, R&B Funk, it’s all here. But Hip Hop? Rap? Sorry, but there ain’t no Hip Hop Soulbot stuff here. The original hip hop artists started out sampling using their roots. These came from our beloved Black America Music. The original hip hop artists used the soul roots – … Read more

The Topics

Women’s Liberation A period piece of non PC lyrical writing from the 70’s and performed by The Topics.

Cassius Clay

Stand By Me Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali. As Cassius he won the gold medal for boxing at the Olympics before turning professional. He recorded Stand By Me which was a fair cover of the Ben E King song. He also did a duet with his best friend Sam Cooke. Stand By Me was the … Read more

The Art Of Record Labels

The Art Of Record Labels by JOHNNY SPENCER – A fantastic collection of records and labels with Mr Spencer’s artwork superimposed onto the the covers – we like it!       Weblinks Johnny Spencer artwork – the art of labels

Superstitious Blues

Superstitious Blues – Blues lyrics and Blues folklore is permeated with Black Magic, Voodoo and other superstitions / alternative religions. Black Cat Bones, Mojo Hand, Johnny Conqueroot, Voodoo, Gris Gris, all part of the slavery roots of black musicians. Listen closely to Muddy Waters lyrics. Rumour has it that Robert Johnson sold his soul to … Read more

Sue Thompson

Paper Tiger – 1965 This track by Sue Thompson did get a few plays at the Brazennose Street Twisted Wheel in 1965 when it went through a mercifully brief period of playing novelty pop songs. This one was written by John D. Loudermilk. Sue Thompson was actually a country singer and released one of the … Read more

The Randells

The Martian Hop  – London Records, 1963 The Martian Hop by The Randells – sorry, but yes this was played frequently at the Twisted Wheel where there was a lot of the crowd interested in Surf Sounds. It sold more than a million copies – a truly one hit wonder group who split up to … Read more

Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis was referred to as The Godfather of R&B although he was the son of a Greek immigrant who wanted to be black once he had switched on to American Blues. The Johnny Otis Show.  Hand Jive was copied from a Bo Diddley riff but went on to be a big success. Bo often … Read more