ok...you have 20 bucks...
The_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
edited July 2006 in Strut Central
...put together the best set of 10 soul 45s you can...(actual $1 to $2 45s..not the "come ups" like the Honeydrippers you found for 50 cents)My attemptBobby Bland "Im So Tired" (Duke)Luther Ingram "Puttin Game Down" (Koko)Archie Bell and the Drells "Tighten Up" (Atlantic)Bettye Swann "My heart Is Closed for the Season" (Capitol)Toussaint McCall "Shimmy" (Ronn)Aretha Franklin "Rock Steady" (Atlantic)Johnny Taylor "Dont you fool with my soul" (Stax)Otis and Carla "Tramp" (volt)Al Green "you say it" (Hi)Marvelettes "Here I am Baby" (Tamla)add your 10...lets try and get a definitive list of the best cheapies (real cheapies, not the British version of a cheapie which just means it is under a $100)
this song rules and also has a budget ABC reissue press from the mid-late 70's... def. my favorite later BBB song...
nina simone - save me
dyke & the blazers - funky bull
thw whatnauts - message from a black man
gwen mccrae - rocking chair
james brown - hot pants
aretha franklin - rock steady
wilson pickett - engine #9
paul humphrey - detroit
lowell folsum - tramp
alvin cash - keep on dancin
robert parker- barefootin'
the miracles- whole lotta shakin' in my heart
sweet inspirations- i'm blue
lee dorsey- get out of my life, woman
parliaments- i wanna testify
james brown- talkin' lound sayin nothing (rock version)
rufus thomas- 60 minute man
isley bros.- give the women what they want
dyke and the blazers- funky walk
george mc crae- i get lifted
Soooo good. Is this on a LP?
Hookup hipped me. Was blown away when I found out it was a $1 Johnny Taylor record.
an early "oh shit" find that I had no idea was super common.
Amazing shit that you can bump on suburban pool hall jukeboxes.
I like Pico.
and I'll add
New Acpocolypse - Stainless Soul (this might be closer to the $3 - $5 range but what a solid funk instru
Marva Whitney - Any of the easy to find ones on King, I'm partial to Tired, Tired and If You Don't Work.
James Brown - Stoned to the Bone (Always been a fan of this one)
Bobby Bland - Rockin in the Same ol Boat (Andre Williams dubbin out the horns)
William DeVaugn - Be thankfull (Everyone on Earth likes this song)
Barbara Mason - Keep Him needs to be on the list.
I'll keep preaching this until everyone owns a copy
Betty Everett "Take Me" (Uni)
Booker T and MGS "Hig Hug Her" (Stax)
James Brown "Give it up or Turnit Loose"(King)
ZZ Hill "think" (Hill)
Bobby Rush "Mary Jane" (Galaxy)
Bill Coday "Get Your Lie Straight" (Crajon or Galaxy)
Willie Mitchell "My Babe" (Hi)
Curtis Mayfield "Get Down" (Curtom)
Dramatics "Get Down" (Volt)
Gladys Knight and The Pips "You need Love like I do dont you" (soul)
Isley Brothers-I Turned You On
Soul Runners-Grits & Cornbread
Rufus Thomas-The Breakdown
Gladys Knight and The Pips-Nitty Gritty
Little Sister-You're The One
The Parliaments-Don't Be Sore At Me
Alvin Cash-Do It One More Time
People's Choice-I Likes To Do It
Bo Diddley-Another Sugar Daddy
Curtis Mayfield-Future Shock
The Sylvers-Fool's Paradise
And of course the classics:Tighten Up, all Dyke & The Blazers, Hip-Hug-Her, Rufus Thomas, etc.
- "Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes" b/w "Think People"-Z.Z. Hill (Hill)
- "Big Leg Woman With A Short Short Mini-Skirt"-Israel "Popper Stopper" Tolbert (Warren)
- "Mind, Body & Soul" b/w "Fillet De Soul"-Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)
- "The Horse"-Cliff Nobles & Co. (Phil.-L.A. of Soul)
- "Boogaloo Down Broadway"-Fantastic Johnny C (Phil.-L.A. of Soul)
- "What Time It Is"-General Crook (Down To Earth)
- "Twine Time" b/w "The Bump"-Alvin Cash (Mar-V-Lus)
- "Ace Of Spade"-O.V. Wright (Back Beat)
- "Too Many Lovers"-Shack (Volt)
...and as far as this one...
FLIP IT OVER!!![/b]
The reason why "Shimmy" is so common is because it was the B-side to a devastating southern soul ballad..."Nothing Takes The Place Of You." It was a major hit single on the R&B charts, was the title track to McCall's only album (with a pompadoured white guy 'n' his out-of-focus girlfriend-in-the-background on the cover!), turned up on a few oldies compilations, and McCall himself even appeared in the movie Hairspray lipsynching it (some 22 years after it was a hit!). "I moved your pictures...from my wall...and I replaced them...both large & small...and each new day...finds me so blue...BECAUSE NOTHING...TAKES THE PLACE OF YOU..."
I think we've been through this before, but Nothing Takes the Place of You B/W Shimmy is absolutely my pick for the greatest two sider of all time. Funky16corners has been over the greatness of Shimmy in his blog, particularly the awesomeness of a >1 minute one note Hammond solo. And the ballad side is unfuckwittable.
Ah! how could I forget G.Crook? I actually think "Gimme Some" is closer to a dollar even. Seems to be laying around a lot more often than "Time."
also forgot about Maceo & the Kingsmen 45s
And regarding Shimmy, I've actually had it on my to-do list since the last discussion... but tonight is the night I'm gonna flip ol' Toussaint over and see what he's all about (AYO!!!) jeez, sorry.