RARE BREED R&B The Lost Years! This unique set brings together a treasure trove of R&B rarities enshrined by the $3,000 "Lookin' For My Baby", recorded by The Nightriders in 1959 for Juggy Murray's Sue imprint. Murray had co-founded Sue Records two years earlier with fellow New Yorker Bobby Robinson whose Fire label provides us with the equally compelling "Keep A'Calling" by Paul Perryman (side 1, track 1), a snip at only $300!
The set bursts into life with Vernon Harrell's hot dance ticket "Slick Chick", currently commanding a cool $400 on its original Lescay label. Northern Soul fans will be interested to know that Harrell co-wrote "Seven Days Too Long" with J R Bailey (aka Chuck Wood) and "Sweet Sweet Lovin'" for The Platters.
Mike Robinson ("Lula") also has a tenuous Northern Soul connection, he was originally in Bobby Thomas' Vibranaires before joining the Orioles alongside the legendary Sonny Til.
BOTH Earl King's make the playlist: Earl "Connelly" with his hard "Every Whicha Kinda Way" and the New Orleans native Earl King with "Darling Honey Angel Child", an early prototype of the standard "Come On".
Look out too for rare soul sweetheart Baby Washington, "Medicine Man".
A Collection to Treasure
A1 Slick Chick - Vernon Harrell
A2 Every Whicha Kinda Way - Earl (Connelly) King
A3 Humdinger - Little Marie Allen
A4 Hi' Fi' Baby - Teddy (MR Bear) McRae
A5 Lookin' for My Baby - the Nightriders
A6 Steppin' High - Little Luther
A7 Darling Honey Angel Child - Earl King
A8 I Dreamed About My Baby Last Night - Lillian Vines and the Dynamics
B1 Keep A'calling - Paul Perryman
B2 Lula - Mike Robinson
B3 Freedom Riders - Harold Jackson and the Jackson Brothers
B4 Mr Astronaut - the Drivers
B5 I Need a Man - Gloria Irving
B6 Jamboree - Rudy Lambert
B7 Medicine Man - Jeanette B. Washington
B8 Baby Please Don't Go - Rose Mitchell
VARIOS LP Rare Breed R&B - The Lost Years
Label: Outta Sight – RSVLP 008
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album