Fryer Records - Barbara Lynn - Alt mix plus James Young
Noticed news about this when the video of Sharon jones was posted up, seems now available and as just flashed back into memory, thought may be of interest to some
Two quality sides for a fiver..cant be bad, plus avail via paypal - link at bottom of article
QUALITY RE-ISSUE FUNK 45s - SOUL - 70s
The First Release on Fryers records was a tough choice but in the end two strong dancefloor classics won through. Pressed in Memphis the way 45s should be and taken from the Original master tapes Fryer is proud to present............
A: Barbara Lynn - Im a Good Woman
Listen Note: This is a different mix down to the original 45 .
Barbara Lynn Ozen born 16 January 1942, Beaumont , Texas , USA has a strong career producing soul music. Her early records were released on the Jamie label one of which (Youll Lose a Good Thing) was a top ten hit. In the later 60s she then started issuing records on Huey P. Meaux (her producer) Label "Tribe" on which the 45 " Im a good woman " was cut. Popular on the northern soul scene in the 70s and 80s, it was then picked up by Funk 45 djs in the late 90s when Ian Wright compiled it on his album ' Sister Funk turning many on to the wealth of good funky tracks hiding in northern soul boxes. The driving beat and delivery of the vocal ensure that it will destroy any dancefloor it is played on, be it Funk, Soul, R&B or Hip-hop, just listen to the first 10 seconds and you are hooked in.
B: James Young&The Housewreckers - Barkin up the Wrong Tree
Listen Here we have one of the best (not the rarest) funk 45 ever to come out of Texas , a state that seems give up a new, classic lost funk 45 every other day. This is the same band that hit the charts in the early 60s as Big Sambo & The Housewreckers. That shot at the limelight came to an abrupt and when certain civil rights leaders took exception to the name 'Big Sambo. Needless to say they kept at it, and cranked out this blistering slammer. 'Barking Up The Wrong Tree features a wild vocal and shrieking sax by Young, and solid, extremely funky backing by the aptly named House Wreckers.
Very popular on hip-hop and funk dancefloors for a few years now its become a £40+ 45 as the original has dried up, so this issue should quench the demand for this rare barn stormer.
The info on James Young was Taken from www.funky16corners.net a fantasic resource for information on Funk and R&B bands