A drop of blood falls and mingles with the DNA of the others. Kinship is declared - brothers under the skin ! A soul sister is co-opted. How could she be left out ? A promise is made and kept. Tunes will shared - some favorite, some obscure - all souldies. Into the red-hot crucible they go; what emerges is pure gold ... Yes, it's a brand new series of lowriding treasures - RED HOT SOULDIES ! This is only the first chapter - encourage us with your comments to come up with more sizzlers ! Enjoy !
01 - The Velons - Why Don't You Write (Mello)
B J M, 1968
02 - Brothers Of Soul - I Guess That Don't Make Me A Loser (East LA Guy)
03 - Entertainers IV - When You're Young And In Love (DustyRose)
04 - The Untouchables - Standing There (BillyMac)
05 - Barbara West - Give Me Back The Man I Love (RossyBoy)
06 - The Drifters - Oh My Love (Mello)
07 - Phil & Harv - Darling (Please Bring Your Love) (East LA Guy)
Rampart, 1960. The first recording ever issued on the Rampart label.
08 - The Entertainers - I Need Someone (DustyRose)
unissued, "Hall Of Fame" CD, Kent, 2012
09 - Universal Minds - I Betcha (BillyMac)
10 - Bobby Angelle - Please Take Me Back (RossyBoy)
Ten Star, 1965
11 - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Share (Mello)
12 - David & Ruben - The Girl In My Dreams (East LA Guy)
Rampart/Warner Bros, 1969
13 - The Darlings - Two Time Loser (DustyRose)
Kay Ko Records, 1963 (Mercury subsidiary)
14 - Billy Keen - Cross My Heart (BillyMac)
15 - The Esquires - Stay (RossyBoy)
New World, 1974
16 - The Hi-Lites - You Did That To Me (Mello)
Daran, 1964 (Re-recorded in 1970 on O'Retta when they became the Chi-Lites)
17 - The Superlatives - Forget About Tomorrow (East LA Guy)
18 - 8th Day - I Can't Fool Myself (DustyRose)
19 - The Mist - Life Walked Out (BillyMac)
20 - Sunny & The Sunliners - Come Back Baby (RossyBoy)
Latin Soul, 196?
21 - The Impressions - No One Else (Mello)
22 - The Lovelites - This Love Is Real (East LA Guy)
23 - Jackie - Almost Persuaded (DustyRose)
issued, 1961?, "Hall Of Fame" CD, Kent, 2012 (Jackie Weaver)
24 - The Mob - Try A Little Tenderness (BillyMac)
25 - Bloodstone - You're Still A Young Man (RossyBoy)
Some of you may have been wondering where I've been. After rejoining the record collectors arena and six months of research I have finally come back to my normal life.
EASTSIDE GIRLS VOLUME 3 has been sitting on the shelf for over two years while I pursed working on my blog YOU FOUND THAT EASTSIDE SOUND.
It may be Labor Day and a blessed day off of work but this vato continues to keep the wheels turning.
Volume 3 once again focuses on female artists from the greater Los Angeles area back in the day and a few cruisin' memories. Hopefully you will find a new gem or two to add to your musical library.
Volume 4 will be in the works soon. ENJOY!!
EAST LA GUY
01.Trudy Williams & The Sixteens - A Casual Look
02. The Sisters - Gee Baby Gee
03. Brenda Holloway - For All Your Love
04. The Rollettes - An Understanding
05. The Shondells - Don't Cry My Soldier Boy
06. The Teen Queens - Baby Mine
07. Karen Small - To Get You Back Again
08. The Pearlettes - Everyday
09. Shirley Gunter - Since I Fell For You
10. Betty Swann - I'd Rather Go Blind
11. Dolly & The Fashions - Absence Made My Heart Grow Fonder
12. The Ribbons - Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya
13. The Sharmettes - Answer Me
14. The Sweethearts - What Is Love
15. The Ru-Bee-Els - Evil
16. Terri & The Velveteens - I'm Waiting
17. The Blossoms - No Other Love
18. Jennell Hawkins & The Dreamers - Do Not Forget
19. The Lockettes - Puddin' Pie
20. The Sa-Shays - Here Comes Love
21. The Delicates - I've Been Hurt
22. The Francettes - Late In The Evening
23. Linda Carr - A Heart Without Love
24. The Tears - Nothing But Love