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One of my all time favourite records , BUT don't know anything about them !!!! , their name seems pretty well used by bands at the time , two examples above in pics , so do we know who they were apart from the Carolina beach scene ? g.gif

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One of my all time favourite records , BUT don't know anything about them !!!! , their name seems pretty well used by bands at the time , two examples above in pics , so do we know who they were apart from the Carolina beach scene ? g.gif

There were a lot of groups called The Nomads in the 60s, including one from Keighley in Yorkshire, still going by the way. I always thought The Nomads of Somethings Bad were these guys from near Seattle. They had two saxes and a hammond organ, so could create that big sound. g.gif

http://www.pnwbands.com/nomads.html

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There were a lot of groups called The Nomads in the 60s, including one from Keighley in Yorkshire, still going by the way. I always thought The Nomads of Somethings Bad were these guys from near Seattle. They had two saxes and a hammond organ, so could create that big sound. g.gif

http://www.pnwbands.com/nomads.html

Nice reply mate , it would be nice to find THE band and confirm it once and for all , anybody else ? wink.gif

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There are at least seven documented Nomads groups that were performing during the 60's garage soul era, and this particular group (one of three known South Carolina Nomads), came together in the Greenville, SC area to record one truly significant tune, 1968's SOMETHING'S BAD, for their own Mo-Groov Records. The act, featuring vocalist Sonny Threatt, later morphed into the duo Sunny & Phyllis, cutting some memorable sides for Uni Records and for Major Bill Smith's Soft Records enterprise in Ft. Worth, TX. Most all of their recording endeavors went down at Joe Huffman's Mark V Studio in Greenville

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Nice reply mate , it would be nice to find THE band and confirm it once and for all , anybody else ? wink.gif

I think you are right about the North Carolina beach scene though, they are on a beach CD collection called Heey Baby Days together with lots of Carolina beach scene bands, not sure if it means they were from Carolina or played on the Carolina Beach scene as were Marvin Gaye, Don Cavoy and many others that we consider northern soul. Lots of points of contact between the two scenes.

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There are at least seven documented Nomads groups that were performing during the 60's garage soul era, and this particular group (one of three known South Carolina Nomads), came together in the Greenville, SC area to record one truly significant tune, 1968's SOMETHING'S BAD, for their own Mo-Groov Records. The act, featuring vocalist Sonny Threatt, later morphed into the duo Sunny & Phyllis, cutting some memorable sides for Uni Records and for Major Bill Smith's Soft Records enterprise in Ft. Worth, TX. Most all of their recording endeavors went down at Joe Huffman's Mark V Studio in Greenville

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Lenny Richards and the Nomads were a Canadian 'beat' group with numerous records

The Nomads who did "Be Nice" were a RAW garage band from Texas

There were way more than 7 bands called the Nomads - 700 bands is more like it! I don't know how many made records. At least 30.

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for me,this record has the best intro to a northern soul record ever,still remember tony clayton playing this at the oddfellows club,good good record

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Is there any truth in the rumour that the single was given away free at one of their local gigs?

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I may have this wrong, but remember reading on the sleeve note to Soulful Kinda music, the eighties soul supply comp, that Phyliss Brown was one half of Sonny & Phyliss, also of Nomad's - Something Bad Fame????

So I assume 'Top Man', aka either Tim Brown or Kev Roberts who wrote the sleeve notes, is saying the pair were part of the Nomads..

Can anybody confirm this?

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Ahh, ok, both produced by a guy called Sunny Threatt, and he has writing credits on Something's bad...

That said, some times the info on their comps was simply incorrect, I was looking for Soul Bros inc on Emblem on the Boo label for years before I realized it was simply a miss type...but hey tim Brown knows more that I will ever know about soul 45's..

Maybe they are just stating there is a link in production, and writing credits... who knows..

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Is there any truth in the rumour that the single was given away free at one of their local gigs?

Not unusual Gene, but there are quite a few Funk collectables on Mo groove Label, so they deffo had a record deal, it wasn't just a freebie press to give out..

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There are at least seven documented Nomads groups that were performing during the 60's garage soul era, and this particular group (one of three known South Carolina Nomads), came together in the Greenville, SC area to record one truly significant tune, 1968's SOMETHING'S BAD, for their own Mo-Groov Records. The act, featuring vocalist Sonny Threatt, later morphed into the duo Sunny & Phyllis, cutting some memorable sides for Uni Records and for Major Bill Smith's Soft Records enterprise in Ft. Worth, TX. Most all of their recording endeavors went down at Joe Huffman's Mark V Studio in Greenville

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Right, you just gotta read all the posts haven't you.. ??

sorry all, it seems Yann already mentioned the link, but you gotta paint a picture !! laughs

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There were a lot of groups called The Nomads in the 60s,

I always thought they were a group that contained Sonny and Phyllis.

The record was a massive sound at the Casino for Richard Searling.

Was it covered up when first played ?

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One of my all time favourite records , BUT don't know anything about them !!!! , their name seems pretty well used by bands at the time , two examples above in pics , so do we know who they were apart from the Carolina beach scene ? g.gif

Bit strange but isn't that a young Brian Rae top right?

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Copy on ebay at moment for $898.00 and going strong , good luck bidders !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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