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Friday 45s: Syl Johnson - Everybody Needs Love

Today’s Friday 45 comes from Syl Johnson, a flipside to his 1971 single “That’s Why” on the Chicago label, Twinight. This was featured on my mix of Deep Soul from a few months back, which you can hear… 12 more words


Conclusion of 45RPM indie labels Los Angeles

Sam Cooke’s SAR label at 3710 W 27th St. Most likely this apartment building replaced what ever house or building that SAR Records occupied back in 1961 when Sam Cooke started the label with J.W. 662 more words

Friday 45s: Eldridge Holmes - Where Is Love

Classic bit of New Orleans Soul this week. Produced by Allen Toussaint and sung by Eldridge Holmes.


Independent Record Labels Part 3

In 1997 my friend Duke & I visited the addresses we found on local Los Angeles 45 RPM record labels. I recorded the results on VHS. 489 more words

Friday 45s: Betty Lavette - Ticket To The Moon

Crushing drums, heavy wah guitar from the legendary Dennis Coffey, and vocals like only Betty Lavette can deliver. This is no doubt one of the heaviest 45s I own. 94 more words


Friday 45s: Little Willie John - You Hurt Me

Been more than a little bit lax with the Friday 45s recently, so I had to come back with something good. Without any further delays, Ladies & Gentlemen here is Little Willie John.

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Happy Record Store Day! Independent L.A. Record Labels-Part Two

Continuing on this VHS journey of Los Angeles independent record labels, many located in houses or garages.  The narration is hard to decipher so I’ve written any missed details plus other research below. 514 more words