Those Kent people have been busy pushing out a shed full of nice 45s over the last couple of weeks.
Here's both a listing and audio preview of just some of these recent releases.
The PIED PIPER PLAYERS/THE CAVALIERS
The Bari Sax
Cat: PIPER 012 Rel: 29 Mar 18
The Bari Sax Aka This Heart Is Lonely / We Go Together (Rap Version)
Mixed from the original Rose Batiste tape of ‘This Heart Is Lonely’, the fore-runner to her ‘I Miss My Baby’ on Revilot, this instrumental stomper will be recognised as what was later pressed as ‘Bari Track’. That’s Mike Terry on his famous baritone saxophone, along with his fellow Funk Brothers who also became the Pied Piper production company band. Pied Piper co-owner Shelley Haims wrote ‘We Go Together’, first recorded by the Moonglows in 1956. The Cavaliers’ 1966 soul update was initially issued on our first Pied Piper CD and also on the 100 Club anniversary single of 2013. This, though, is an alternate take with an early rap intro, which adds more charm. First time out on a 45.
What's With This Loneliness (7")
Cat: CITY 050. Rel: 02 Apr 18
What's With This Loneliness (2:40)
I Can't Stand To See You Cry (3:31)
Obrey WILSON/LEE BRACKETT
Daddy Please Stay Home (7")
Cat: CITY 052. Rel: 02 Apr 18
Obrey Wilson - "Daddy Please Stay Home" (3:17)
Lee Brackett - "You Get To Me" (2:30)
Joseph DOUGLAS/THE HESITATIONS
Crazy Things (7")
Cat: PIPER 011. Rel: 02 Apr 18
Joseph Douglas - "Crazy Things" (2:32)
The Hesitations - "I'm Not Built That Way" (2:44)
The MERCED BLUE NOTES
Cat: CITY 051. Rel: 02 Apr 18
The Merced Blue Notes were hep Californians whose live shows were a major feature of teenage life in the early 60s San Joaquin Valley: “music with a beat that just won’t stop”. Top DJ Lee Miller picked up the previously unissued ‘Sundown’ track from their Ace CD and won over mod scene dancers with the infectious number. We have backed it with ‘Whole Lotta Something’ to introduce you to these hip music hounds personally.
Whole Lotta Something (2:32)
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