Monday, July 14, 2008

St. Louis Record Show Recap

Yesterday was the record show in St. Louis. I missed the May show because I was under the weather, so I was especially rarin' to go. The summer show is always a little less crowded on both the dealer and customer ends but there was a pretty good turn-out.

I had a lot of fun and got lots of great records. Not much garage rock, this time. Mostly soul and r&b, with some blues and a few early rockers. I even scored some really good black gospel thanks to Tony C., who has so many records that he can bring something different to each and every show.

Anyway, here's a listing of most of what I got. I'm already looking forward to the next show in September.

The Five Du-Tones - The Cool Bird/The Chicken Astronaut (One-derful!)
Willie Henderson & the Soul Explosions - Funky Chicken (Brunswick)
Earl Van Dyke - Soul Stomp (Soul)
Jimmy McCracklin - What's Going On? (Minit)
Slim Harpo - Buzzin' (Excello)
Larry Birdsong - Do You Love Me (Champion)
The Chambers Brothers - Uptown (Columbia)
Howlin' Wolf - Three Hundred Pounds of Joy (Chess)
Johnny Watson - Gangster of Love (King)
The Contours - Can You Do It (Gordy)
Percy Wiggins - Can't Find Nobody (Atco)
Chet "Poison" Ivey - The Slop/'Tater Patch (Atco)
Rufus Thomas - Little Sally Walker/Baby Walk (Stax)
Bobby Marchan - Booty Green (Fire)
Earl Forest - Memphis Twist/Beale Street Popeye (Duke)
Syl Johnson - Annie Got Hot Pants Power (Twinight)
Jessie Hill - Whip It On Me (Minit)
Danny Zella & His Zell Rocks - Wicked Ruby/Black Saxs (Fox)
Jeanie Allen - I'm Your Slave (Arliss)
Shorty Long - Ain't No Justice (Soul)
The Olympics - Lookin' For A Love/Good Things (Parkway)
Thurston Harris - Be Baba Leba (Aladdin)
The Tabs - The Wallop (Wand)
The Wildweeds - Happiness Is Just An Illusion (Cadet Concept)
The Buena Vistas - T.N.T. (Swan)
Noble "Thin Man" Watts - Shakin' (Baton)
Candy & the Kisses - The 81 (Cameo)
The Showmen - Swish Fish (Minit)
The Soul Sisters - Good Time Tonight/Some Soul Food (Sue)
The Sandpebbles - If You Didn't Hear Me The First Time/Flower Power (Calla)
The Sputniks - Hey Maryann (Class)
The Interpretations - Soul Affection (Bell)
Mamie Galore - Special Agent 34-24-38 (St. Lawrence)
Young Hearts - Get Yourself Together (Minit)
The Radiants - Another Mule Is Kicking In Your Stall (Chess)
The Wailers - Mau Mau (Golden Crest)
Erma Franklin - Big Boss Man (Shout)
Erma Franklin - Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Shout)
Erma Franklin - Gotta Find Me A Lover (Brunswick)
James Brown - I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (King)
General Crook - Gimme Some (Down To Earth)
Isley Brothers - Warpath (T-Neck)
Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama - This May Be The Last Time (Specialty)
Sister Josephine James - He'll Come To My Rescue (Peacock)
Rev. Clay Evans & the Ship - Holy, Holy, Holy (Jewel)
The Violinaires - Call On Him (Checker)
The Stars of Virginia - Day of Pentecost (Vivid)
The Memphis Spiritual 4 - Been Born Again (Gospel Express)


Devil Dick said...

that is an impressive haul...

any chance on posting that syl johnson hot pants cut?

that dude has a voice man i'll tell you what!

The RedBoy said...

I notice an interesting chicken to gospel ratio in the track listings.

Todd Lucas said...

DD- yeah, I take requests. I'll try and post it tomorrow, if I can. Busy weekend coming up.

Redboy - lots of chicken and gospel in soul music. The Five Du-Tones record is a killer. Of the gospel stuff, the Rev. Clay Evans is a must hear, just great.