Notable among Hammond Organ great players, are Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff and Georgie Fame. One of our favourite exponents has to be Booker T Jones. To appreciate the subtleties of this great instrument measn that the Hammond organ has […]
Just You And I PYE INTERNATIONAL 1963 This was a Blues track that was regularly played at The Twisted Wheel, Brazennose Street, Manchester. There were at least three Guitar Reds and we are not sure which one recorded this track.
The Graham Bond Organisation…a live band at the Brazennose Street Twisted Wheel in Manchester in the early 1960’s. Graham’s theme tune was ‘Wade In The Water’. ” With Jack Bruce – and presenting on drums probably the best drummer in […]
RnB and then Soul grew out of two major twin musical channels Blues and Gospel and probably a little Jazz influences for good measure. Multiple soul singers, far too numerous to record here, came up through gospel and church singing. […]
FlapJacks Pt1/2 – USA CLASS SMOKIE JOE’S LA LA – Atlantic 1966 Hammond Organ Instrumentals all, and all played at the Blue Note and the Wheel. Chica Boo A slowed down update with a live audience and a girls chorus […]
Golden World Records and Ric Tic and Wingate were all part of Eddie Wingate’s Golden World label in Detroit, close to Motown. In fact too close, as it really pissed off Mr B Gordy that many of his musicians were […]
I Heard It Through The Grapevine GIVING UP (1964 written by Van McCoy) is a great ballad she made before Motown. Then great songs after Motown like this fantastic Van McCoy number: Stop And Get A Hold Of Myself In her […]
For This (I Thank You) Same Thing (Will Happen To You) Fire (On earlyTAMLA -Motown label USA only in 1962) Then: Crazy Horse Nerves Of Steel Help Me Somebody
LICKIN STICK/So Long Goodbye – London 1968 (Mama Come Quick, And Bring Your) Lickin’ Stick – George Torrence and The Naturals, also done by James Brown. Was a ‘lickin’ stick a method of corporal punishment to wack the crazy girl? […]
Hole In The Wall (1965) George Stone’s “Hole In The Wall” became almost as popular as the original by The Packers (AKA Booker T And The MG’s) at the Twisted Wheel and The Blue Note.