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Wilmer & The Dukes (1969)

The band originated in 1957 in Geneva, New York, formed by Wilmer Alexander Jr. (born c. 1943), Ronnie Alberts, and Ralph Gillotte. Except for Alexander, all of the members were white, which made the band stand out even more in some of the all-black clubs that they first played in. The Alexanders lived on 90 Wadsworth Street in Geneva, and the band used to practice at one of the garages owned by the Felice Trucking Company on Kirkwood Ave.

Alexander sang and played saxophone, and the band was managed by Ebo (Owl) Alberts, the father of the drummer, Ronnie Alberts, and the bassist, Bob Egan. The guitarist, Doug Brown, was from the South and played Stevie Cropper-style. Doug Brown wrote their big hit "Give Me One More Chance". Ralph "Duke" Gillotte was the keyboardist and additional vocalist.

They were primarily a cover band, playing other people's material, such as by Steve Miller and The Rolling Stones. Other music was from Sam and Dave and there were also saxophone based hits such as those originated by Junior Walker & the AllStars. One of their most popular covers was Lee Dorsey's "Get Out of My Life Woman".


Wilmer and the Dukes (originally Wilmer Alexander Junior and the Dukes) were a United States R&B band in upstate New York in the 1960s. Though they produced only a handful of singles and one album, they performed regularly, and had a dedicated following. One reviewer said, "In Geneva, there were two kinds of kids. Those who went to 'Wilmer' and those who didn't." They are fondly remembered by many of the college alumni from that area, and their music continues to be played today. They were also an influence on other rising musicians such as Eric Bloom, the lead singer of Blue Öyster Cult, and they may have been the inspiration for "Otis Day and the Knights", the 1960s fictional band in the 1978 movie Animal House.

The group disbanded in 1974, but came back together for some benefit concerts in 1988. With several personnel changes, the band stayed together and played for the next 24 years as The Legendary Dukes until breaking up in early 2012.


Wilmer & The Dukes (1969) 
 Label:Forevermore Music & Records
Format:CD
Country:US 

1 Living In The USA 3:15
2 Count On Me 2:33
3 Get Out Of My Life, Woman 2:35
4 I Do Love You 3:15
5 Love-itis/Show Me 5:12
6 Heavy Time 2:27
7 St. James Infirmary 5:36
8 Get It (Instrumental) 2:40
9 I'm Free 2:37
10 Give Me One More Chance 2:40
11 Gettin' Over You 2:30
12 But It's Alright  3:07     
  
Released Jun 28, 1999 on the Forevermore label. Personnel: Doug Brown (guitar); Wilmer Alexander, Jr. (tenor saxophone, piano, keyboards); Larry Covelli, Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone); Jerry Niewood, Arnie Lawrence (baritone saxophone); Sam Noto, Chuck Mangione (trumpet); Dennis Good, Sonny Ausman (trombone); Gap Mangione (piano, keyboards); Ron Alberts (drums, percussion); Vinnie Ruggiero (drums). 




Soul Inc. - Volume 1

Soul Inc. - Volume 1
Louisville, Kentucky garage rock band active in the mid- to late-1960s whose name was coined by bassist/vocalist Jimmie Orten. Their first single, "Don't You Go", appeared in 1965.

In 1968, several members formed the short-lived splinter group Elysian Field while original guitarist Wayne Young kept the band's name onstage with a cast of new members.


Soul Inc. - Volume 1

Louisville, Kentucky garage rock band active in the mid- to late-1960s whose name was coined by bassist/vocalist Jimmie Orten. Their first single, "Don't You Go", appeared in 1965. In 1968, several members formed the short-lived splinter group Elysian Field while original guitarist Wayne Young kept the band's name onstage with a cast of new members.
”The Louisville, Kentucky band which released 7 great 45s between 1966-1969 which just ring out with great fuzz guitar, Hammond Organ, Mellotrons, and hard-driving vocals. 20 tracks including unreleased material and a great Psychedelic sampler track from their later incarnation The Elysian Field. They take a tour named ”Caravan of stars tour” with The Byrds, We Five, Paul Revere & The Raiders and Bo Diddley.”
”Soul. Inc, although displaying a magnitude of soul influences, diverged into practically every other mid-60s genre. Their name was not entirely apt! The 20 featured tracks trace the Louisville band’s musical journey from 1965 until ’69 via a number of 45s released on local labels, alternate takes and previously unreleased songs. “Stronger Than Dirt” (later covered by fellow garage bands the Daybreakers and Us Four) is a fuzz laden tune, with a soul tinged verse, a wild solo, pounding drums and a comical lyric, apparently inspired by an Ajax advert from the TV. Danceable 60s garage punk just doesn’t come any better! A few months later when the Byrds startled every young band with “Eight Miles High” Soul Inc’s reaction was to write “60 Miles High” on which they nearly managed to achieve the psychedelic zest of the Byrds. “UFO” which is so influenced by Dylan that it might as well be fellow imitators Mouse & The Traps, is another excellent example of garage band parody. The magnificent moog segment is uncannily like the whacky sounds on the Osmond’s hit “Crazy Horses”. Soul Inc an influence on the Osmonds? Maybe! Finally, the later proto-punk number “I Hate You” blends hard rock fret abuse with nihilistic singing. By the end of the decade the soul influence had completely gone.”


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Soul Inc. ‎– Volume 2


Soul Inc. ‎– Volume 2


Gear Fab Records continues its Souls Inc. story with the release of Volume 2. Originally a singles band from Kentucky, Soul Inc. was formed in 1965 when guitarist Wayne Young and drummer Marvin Maxwell secured a place on Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars tour prior to even forming a band. The two hired some musicians and backed up the likes of Lou Christi, Reparata & the Delrons, and others. On the second Dick Clark tour, Soul Inc. opened as a stand-alone band and quickly became a favorite of many of the top acts of the day, including Paul Revere & the Raiders. Over the following months, Soul Inc. built a reputation for themselves and began recording singles. The band recorded songs for the Rondo, Star Records, Boss and Counterpart labels, and became one of the most popular acts in Kentucky. Volume 1 of the Soul Inc. story collected 20 of the band's singles recorded between 1965 and 1969. Volume 2 now continues that story with an additional 16 tracks that were not on Volume 1, and features one song from the next incarnation of the band (known as the Elysian Field, not to be confused with the dream-pop band or the black-metal band named Elysian Fields). The music ranged from Beatles-influenced pop, garage rock, and surf-styled instrumentals to Motown soul and psychedelic rock. Throughout their entire career the band was constantly experimenting and progressing as the times changed. Soul Inc. split in 1969, with three members forming the Elysian Field while Wayne Young kept the Soul Inc. moniker and continued the band for a short time with various lineups. Sadly, by the end of 1969, Soul Inc. was no more. In 1999, Young reunited with the original band members and recorded a new Soul Inc. album. The sound quality on this CD is for the most part excellent, and is taken from master tapes where possible. With the release of this second compilation of Soul Inc.'s singles, the band's musical history has finally been completely documented

Soul Inc. ‎– Volume 2

Tracks:
1.Connection
2.Nothing But a Dream
3.Midnight Hour
4.Hanging Out My Tears
5.Laryngitis
6.Don't You Go
7.Love Me When I'm Down
8.When I Stopped Dreaming
9.Alligator
10.Soul Jam
11.Hanging Out My Tears - (alternate version)
12.Stronger Than Dirt - (original 45 version)
13.Midnight Hour - (alternate version)
14.Satisfied
15.Ready, Willing and Able
16.Get Right With Your Man - (original 45 version)
17.Mother Hate - (with Elysian Fields)

 SOUL INC were one of the biggest bands in Louisville during the 60's and released 7 singles between '65-'69. They recorded much more that was recently discovered in the studio archives. Great PSYCHEDELIC music that shows the band transition from mid- to late 60's when they became 'Elysian Field'. Includes 3 tracks under the name ELYSIAN FIELD.



Thanks a lot Dave for this share...



The Peddlers - The Fantastic Peddlers (1968 UK)

The Peddlers - The Fantastic Peddlers (1968 UK)

The Peddlers - The Fantastic Peddlers (1968 UK)

The Peddlers formed in Manchester in April 1964, as a trio of Trevor Morais (born Trevor Gladstone Emanuel Morais, 10 October 1944, Liverpool), Tab Martin (born Alan Raymond Brearey, 24 December 1944, Newcastle upon Tyne), Roy Phillips (born Roy Godfrey Phillips, 5 May 1941, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset). Morais, the drummer, had previously played with Faron's Flamingoes and Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (who had struggled to replace Ringo Starr after he had left to join The Beatles). Martin, the bassist, noted for his peculiar style of playing a Gibson EB-2 bass guitar in an upright position as though it were a string bass. Phillips, on vocals and keyboards, had been in The Saints, The Tornados, and also The Soundtracks. In 1966, the group began a residency at Annies Room in London also playing the Scotch of St James and The Pickwick where the group's first album Live at the Pickwick, including an introduction by Pete Murray, was recorded. The trio released six singles and EP on the Philips record label before joining CBS in 1967. Their cover of "Let the Sunshine In" (1965) charted on the UK Singles Chart. In 1968 they released the album "Freewheelers", consisting of standards arranged by Keith Mansfield. The follow-up, 1968's "Three in a Cell", included a version of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever", from the 1965 musical of the same name, which was later sampled for its bass and Hammond organ riff. The third and final CBS album, "Birthday", followed in 1969, and brought the band two UK Top 40 singles in "Girlie", and "Birth" which reached No. 17. Following "Birthday", the Peddlers returned to Philips, where they released "Georgia on My Mind" in 1971 and "Suite London" (1972). On Philips they released "Three for All" in 1970 including "Tell the World Were Not In", "Working Again", "My Funny Valentine" and "Love for Sale". Trevor Morais left the trio during an Australian tour in 1972, and was replaced on drums by New Zealander Paul Johnston. The Peddlers disbanded in 1976. The anthology "How Cool Is Cool... The Complete CBS Recordings" was released by CBS in 2002.
"The Fantastic Peddlers" is the only UK compilation album released (so far) and features singles and EP tracks fom 1964 to 1967 and presents stereo mixes of mono recordings.


VA - Hipshaker (A Groovy Blend Of 6T's R&B,Soul And Beat)

VA - Hipshaker (A Groovy Blend  Of 6T's R&B,Soul And Beat)

This groovy little collection was put together by Dave Clark and Simon Licourinos who were involved in running 60s themed nights called "Hipshaker", based in Portsmouth on the south coast of England. The music is aimed very much at the "Mod"/"Scooterist" crowd and listening to this collection is a bit like being transported back to 1966 with music by British Beat Bands rubbing shoulders with US Soul and R&B with the occasional hint of Jazz and Psychedelia.

VA - Hipshaker /A Groovy Blend  Of 6T's R&B,Soul And Beat (2000)

VA - Hipshaker (A Groovy Blend  Of 6T's R&B,Soul And Beat)

VA - Hipshaker (A Groovy Blend  Of 6T's R&B,Soul And Beat)

Mary Love - Lay This Burden Down (1965-1968) (2018 USA)

Mary Love - Lay This Burden Down (1965-1968) (2018 USA)


Mary Love - Lay This Burden Down (1965-1968) (2018 USA)

Mary Love (born Mary Ann Varney; 1943–2013), was an American soul and gospel singer. Love was born in Sacramento, California. After being discovered by Sam Cooke's manager, J.W.Alexander, she began singing on sessions in Los Angeles before recording "You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet" for the Modern record label in 1965. Later records for the label met with little success until the single "Move a Little Closer" made #48 on the R&B chart in 1966. Her recordings for Modern, some of which were issued in the UK, became popular on the English Northern soul scene. She revisited the lower reaches of the R&B chart with "The Hurt Is Just Beginning" which reached #46 for Josie in 1968, but thereafter she made few recordings for some years.


Cannibal & The Headhunters ‎– Land Of 1000 Dances 1965 (2005)





Cannibal & the Headhunters were an American band from East Los Angeles. They were one of the first Mexican-American groups to have a national hit record, "Land of a Thousand Dances", recorded on the Rampart label. They were the opening act on The Beatles' second American tour, backed up by the King Curtis band.They played at the historic Shea Stadium concert from August 15 to August 30 during the 1965 tour that was headlined by The Beatles.




Frankie (Cannibal) Garcia 
Robert Jaramillo 
Joe Jaramillo 
Richard Lopez

They were discovered by Rampart Records label owner and founder Eddie Davis—and were among the 1960s Mexican-American musicians and singers who pioneered the "East Side Sound" of Los Angeles, a musical phenomenon that attracted international attention.



Frankie (Cannibal) Garcia founded the group in 1964; the other group members were Bobby and Joe "Yo Yo" Jaramillo and Richard Lopez who were in the group for 18 months. in 1983 Frankie (Cannibal) Garcia retired from the music business and turn Cannibal and the Headhunters over to Robert Zapata who has been in the group since 1969 and still performing today. Cannibal and the Headhunters on Facebook. [Barely out of high school, they came from Ramona Gardens and Estrada Courts Housing Projects of East Los Angeles, and were inspired by the African American doo wop groups in their neighborhoods. Garcia attended Andrew Jackson high, in East LA. He frequently sang spontaneously while walking around campus. He had a very strong voice. This group toured recorded and performed together for only eighteen months, when Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia hired two new background singers " Eddie Serrano " and " George Ochoa " as the new Headhunters. Their version of "Land of a Thousand Dances" was a cover version of the original Chris Kenner tune, arranged and produced by Max Uballez with Frankie Garcia, and engineered by Bruce Morgan.[citation needed] The record reached #30 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1965. Wilson Pickett recorded the song into a national hit for himself in 1967, also using the "na, na, na, na" lyric.[citation needed] The story of Frankie Garcia forgetting the lyrics to his hit song is " Urban folklore " and was something that Eddie Davis came up with to create some mysteriousness around the "na na na na na" phrase that " Cannibal " came up with due to a bad mic cord that kept cutting off and on Frankie Garcia was a professional singer and never forgot any words to any song. On May 7, 1965 " Cannibal and the Headhunters in concert with the " Rolling Stones " " the Beach Boys " " the Righteous Brothers " and " Marty Robbins " in Birmingham Alabama at Legion Field. Three months later Paul McCartney himself requested that Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia and his group join the Beatles tour. August 15 through August 31, 1965 at Shea Stadium New York and at the Hollywood Bowl California.







Sugar Pie DeSanto - Sugar Pie (1961 2018)

Sugar Pie DeSanto - Sugar Pie (1961 2018)


Sugar Pie DeSanto - Sugar Pie (1961 2018)

Sugar Pie DeSanto - Sugar Pie (1961 2018)

Sugar Pie DeSanto - Sugar Pie (1961 2018)

Sugar Pie DeSanto - real name: Umpeylia Marsema Balinton. Popular rhythm 'n' blues - soul - blues songstress - songwriter. Born on October 16, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. In the 1950s and '60s toured with both Johnny Otis and James Brown, collaborated with Etta James, married to Alvin Parnham, a.k.a. Pee Wee Kingsley and changed her name to Peylia Parham. After their divorce she moved to Chicago, where she kept on recording successfully and writing songs for other artists, often along with Shena DeMell. She was given a Bay Area Music Award in 1999 for best female blues singer. In September 2008, she was given a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Received a lifetime achievement award from the Goldie Awards in November 2009.


The Miracles - The Fabulous Miracles (1963)

The Miracles - The Fabulous Miracles (1963)


One of the earliest of all Motown groups The Miracles were formed at school in Detroit in 1955 as The Five Chimes. In 1956 they changed their name to The Matadors, adding Claudette Rogers to the line-up. They were spotted by Berry Gordy at an audition in late 1957 and in February 1958 changed their name to The Miracles. Their first release, 'Get A Job' b/w 'My Mama Done Told Me', was issued via the End label that same month. Another single on End followed, and then one on Chess and Motown, before the group finally found a home on Tamla where they had a string of hits and Smokey established himself as a key songwriter for the label throughout the 1960s. 

In late 1965 Berry Gordy decided to adjust the group's name and they were billed thereafter as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, until Smokey left the group in July 1972 (although the final Smokey Robinson & The Miracles single was not released until November). He was replaced by Billy Griffin, with the name being reverted back to The Miracles for the new line-up. 

The Miracles stayed with Motown until 1976, and had a number one US hit with 'Love Machine' in 1975. In 1976 they moved to Columbia. 

Members: 
William "Smokey" Robinson (1955–1972) 
Ronald "Ronnie" White (1955–1983; 1993–1995) 
Warren "Pete" Moore (1955–1978) 
Clarence Dawson (1955) 
James Grice (1955) 
Emerson Rogers (1956) 
Robert "Bobby" Rogers (1956–1983; 1993–2013) 
Claudette Rogers (Robinson) (1956–1964) 
Billy Griffin (1972–1978; late 1990s) 
Dave Finley (1978–1983; 1993–present) 
Sidney Justin (1993–c.2000) 
Tee Turner (1996–present) 
Mark Scott (2005–2008) 
Alphonse Franklin (2008-present)

The Miracles - The Fabulous Miracles (1963)


Soul Inc. - Volume 1Soul Inc. ‎– Volume 2The Peddlers - The Fantastic Peddlers (1968 UK)VA - Hipshaker (A Groovy Blend  Of 6T's R&B,Soul And Beat) Mary Love - Lay This Burden Down (1965-1968) (2018 USA)Cannibal & The Headhunters ‎– Land Of 1000 Dances 1965 (2005)VA - The Goodie Train. Rare 60s R&B Shakers!Sugar Pie DeSanto - Sugar Pie (1961 2018)The Miracles - The Fabulous Miracles (1963)

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