Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year! - 2007 Favorite Finds

Happy New Year to everyone! Brian treated us to his list of favorite record finds of 2007 the other day, so I thought that I'd post my favorites now. All of these records were accumulated during the past 12 months.

The past year has been my best ever for finding great discs, so I had to trim a lot of things from the list, just to get it down to size. Still, there are about 120 records here. There's some of everything, from early rockers to wild r&b to garage rock to funky soul and even a little bubblegum and a couple of 70's items. For the most part, this is what I played and enjoyed the most in 2007.

Warner Mack - Roc-A-Chicka (Decca)
Etta James - What I Say (Argo)
Bobby Miller - Uncle Willie Time (Constellation)
The Equadors - Sputnik Dance (RCA Victor EP)
Nai Bonet - Jelly Belly (Karate)
The Pips - Ain't Cha Got Some Room (Vee-Jay)
Fontella Bass - Honey Bee (Bobbin)
We The People - Mirror of Your Mind (Challenge)
Larry Knight & the Upsetters - Hurt Me (Golden World)
Phil Flowers - No Kissin' At The Hop (Wing)
Willie White & the Bleu Matts - Everybody Dance (Odessa)
Prince Harold - Baby, You've Got Me (Mercury)
Ides of March - Roller Coaster (Parrot)
The Rotten Kids - Let's Stomp (Mercury)
Four Hollidays - Grandma Bird (Markie)
Clefs of Lavender Hill - It Won't Be Long (Date)
Bunker Hill - Hide & Go Seek, Parts 1&2 (Mala)
Gene Anderson - The Devil Made Me Do It (Westbound)
Art Grayson & the Graysettes - Better Hush (Congress)
Jack Harris & the Arabians - Dog Wild/Son of A Twister (Witch)
John Bradley & His Swinging Soul Seekers - Loaded (RPC)
Betty Lavette - What I Don't Know (Won't Hurt Me) (Calla)
Don & Bob - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Argo)
Sonny Boy Williamson - One Way Out (Checker)
Dwain Louis & Classmates - That's All Right (Carole)
Larry Williams - Dizzy Miss Lizzy/Slow Down (Specialty)
Freddie Hart - Dig Boy Dig (Columbia)
Tex Atchison - Tennessee Hound Dog (Sage)
The Music Machine - Double Yellow Line/Absolutely Positively (Original Sound)
Ox-Bow Incident - Harmonica Man (Smash)
The Traveling Salesmen - I'm Alive (RCA Victor)
Brownie McGhee - Anna-Mae (Savoy)
Roy Lee Johnson - Boogaloo #3 (Josie)
Don Covay - Do The Bug (Cameo)
Don Covay & the Goodtimers - 40 Days-40 Nights (Atlantic)
Shirley Gunter - Crazy Little Baby (Tender)
Mamie Galore - It Ain't Necessary (St. Lawrence)
Jekyl & the Hydes - High Heeled Sneakers (G.A.R.)
The Misfits - I'll Feel Better (Showboat)
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Security (Fire)
Marie & Rex - I Can't Sit Down (Carlton)
The Bougalieu - Let's Do Wrong (Roulette)
The Bandits - Little Sally Walker (Jerden)
Lennie LaCour - Rockin' Rosalie (Academy)
The Pickwicks - I Took My Baby Home/Little By Little (Warner Bros.)
Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker (Fire)
The Ron-Dels - Lose Your Money (Smash)
Beau Brummels - One Too Many Mornings (Warner Bros.)
The Happy Return - Longed For (Stack)
The Surfaris - Shake/Search (Dot)
Narvel Felts - Rocket Ride (Mercury)
Chris Montez - Go Head On (A&M)
The X-Cellents - Hey, Little Willie (Smash)
Rodger Collins - She's Looking Good (Galaxy)
Elton Anderson - Cool Down Baby (Mercury)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Diddy Wah Diddy/Who Do You Think You're Fooling (A&M)
Gloria Taylor - Grounded, Parts 1&2 (Silver Fox)
Jesee James - Shake It (Elm)
Harmonica George - Get In The Kitchen and Burn/Get Some Order (Toddlin' Town)
Eric Burdon & the Animals - Ain't That So (MGM)
Bobby Marchan - Chickee Wah-Wah (Gale)
Red Shepard & the Flock - She's A Grabber (Philips)
Lou Courtney - You Ain't Ready/I've Got Just The Thing (Riverside)
Inez & Charlie Foxx - I Ain't Going For That/Undecided (Dynamo)
Rufus Thomas - The Memphis Train/I Think I Made A Boo Boo (Stax)
Leo O'Neil - I'm A Tom Cat (Tribe)
Ted Taylor - Honey Lou (Ronn)
Capital City Rockets - Little Bit O' Fun (Elektra)
The Cindermen - Don't Do It Some More (Moonglow)
Clyde Stacy & the Nitecaps - Hoy Hoy (Candlelight)
Robert Williams & the Groovers - Cranberry Blues (Tip Top)
Baby Cortez - Honey Baby/You Give Me Heebie Jeebies (Okeh)
Dave "Baby" Cortez - Happy Feet (Chess)
Baker Knight & the Knightmares - Hallucinations (Reprise)
The Five Empreees - Why (Freeport)
The Righteous Brothers - Justine (Moonglow)
The Sir Douglas Quintet - Love Don't Treat Me Fair (Tribe)
Mitty Collier - I Can't Lose (Peachtree)
The Strangers - Rockin' Rebel (Titan)
The Nashville Teens - Find My Way Back Home (London)
Little Junior Lewis - Can She Give Me Fever (Fury)
The Evergreens - Guitar Player (Chart)
Bo Diddley - Back To School (Checker)
The Jumping Jacks - Roasted Peanuts (Bertram International)
Jimmy McCracklin - The Drag (Art-tone)
John Fred - Can't I Get (A Word In) (Paula)
Us Too - I'll Leave You Crying (Hi)
Little Jerry Williams - The Push, Push, Push (Southern Sound)
Jerry Williams - What's The Matter With You Baby (Calla)
Buddy Guy - I Dig Your Wig (Chess)
Curley Moore & the Kool Ones - Shelley's Rubber Band/Funky, Yeah (House Of The Fox)
James Brown & the Famous Flames - Good Good Lovin' (Federal)
James Brown & the Famous Flames - Shhhhhhh (For A Little While) (King)
Sir Mack Rice - I Gotta Have My Baby's Love (Stax)
Stamford Bridge - Rise Sally Rise (Epic)
The Spats - Go Go Yamaha (ABC-Paramount)
Art Neville - Bo Diddley, Parts 1&2 (Sansu)
The Chapins - The Swinging Group (Rock-Land)
Gene Maltais - Crazy Baby (Decca)
Gene Allison - Somebody, Somewhere (Calvert)
Stella Johnson - Yeah Baby (KRC)
Bee Bee Butler - Sweet Sweet Life (SMC)
The Beeds - You Don't Have To/Run To Her (Team)
Chuck Bernard - Indian Giver (Satellite)
Freddy King - Come On (Federal)
Bobby Charles - Take It Easy Greasy (Chess)
Harvey Russell & the Rogues - Shake Sherry (Roulette)
The Wailers - Tears (United Artists)
Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs - My Girl Josephine (GNP Cresendo)
The Turtles - Outside Chance (White Whale)
The Exotics - Boogaloo Investigator/I'm Gonna Never Stop Loving You (Excello)
Tony Clarke - Woman, Love and A Man, Parts 1&2 (Chess)
The Maskman & the Agents - There'll Be Some Changes (Dynamo)
John Roberts - Sockin' 1-2-3-4/Sophisticated Funk (Duke)
Travis Phillips & His Wonder Boys - Do The Everything (ABC-Paramount)
Otis Clay - Show Place (One-Derful!)
5 Du-Tones - Come Back Baby (One-Derful!)
The T.S.U. Toronadoes - Getting The Corners (Atlantic)
Gene Morris with The Pages - Lovin' Honey (Vik)
Spanky Wilson - You (Mothers Records & the Snarf Company)

I only hope that 2008 can be half as good to me as the past year has been. May it be a great year for you too.


Devil Dick said...

Hey many thanks for the comment!
That's some mighty fine digs you got there!
Here is to a prosperous 2008!

DJ Little Danny said...

Hey there Todd, great lookin' list. I always like checking out what the competition, I mean other collectors, dug up during up the year. Hope to read the skinny on these 45s (many unknown to me) in 2008.

p.s. That's my favorite Bo Diddley 45.

Derek See said...

Looks like you had a great year digging for records!!! Really great finds, Todd!!! Best of luck in '08!