Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bo Diddley

Jimmy Elledge

RCA Victor 47-8042


Sunday, October 5, 2014

So What

Carmen Taylor

King 5085

King "bio" (but no bio). Carmencita Taylor, also known as Elena Madera in some spanish speaking countries according to my own research

Personnel for the King Records session  :

Hilton Jefferson, Leslie Johnakins (alto saxophone) Hal Singer (tenor saxophone) Dave McRae (baritone saxophone) Kelly Owens (piano) Billy Butler (guitar) Carl Pruitt (bass) Panama Francis (drums) Carmen Taylor (vocals)
NYC, September 9, 1957

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Great Big Baby

Don Caron’s Orchestra
with Gini Patton vocalist

Academy 5558

Male vocalist (Eddie Allyn?) with group backup. Obviously, despite what the label says, the vocalist is not Gini Patton who was a female singer born Virginia Pasternak.

Don Caron was a schoolteacher who also headed an orchestra that was popular in the Chicago area throughout the 1960s.  The orchestra was the house band for a local record label named I.R.C.   In 1962 the Caron orchestra got an instrumental hit on a reworking of an old traditional number, "The Work Song."  Released on IRC, the record lasted two months on the WLS survey chart.