"Soul" Strut: poast your favorite 45s on the MODERN label
edited March 2012
I always seem to find some gems on this west coast R&B label, especially the mid-late 60's stuff though there are great R&B/Blues tracks from the earlier years. Educate me on some singles I need to be on the lookout for!
A few of my favs:
Jackie Shane- Stand Up Straight and Tall gets played a lot when I'm playing stuff like this
Nice! I didn't even know Jackie Shane had a 45 on Modern, and my copy of Shane's "In My Tenament/Comin' Down" on Sue is a personal favorite. Will be looking for that one now, absolutely.
Little Richard - Baby What You Want Me To Do (LR does Jimmy Reed as a male/female duet)
Johnny Talbot - Never Make Your Baby Cry (cool soul/R&B instro/vocal)
Ike & Tina have good stuff on there
Mel Williams - Can It Be Me (one of my fave Northern 45s - a bit common & played out but is still is great)
Young Jessie - Hit, Git & Split (cool R&B)
Oscar McLollie - "Roll, Hot Rod, Roll" from 1955. Flip side of his hit "Convicted," which was a ballad. "Roll" was a rocker. I like the rockin' side better, although the ballad isn't bad.
Etta "Peaches" James -tough lover always has a positive response when played out, anything Young Jessie is well worth picking up
Frank Armstrong and the Stingers "Stuffed Peppers"
The Sounds "Cold Chills"
Ikettes "Don't Feel Sorry for Me"
cosign on the Jackie Payne