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Tommy & the Derby's - Goin Back to Houston - Kool.......What a tune, have never heard it played out & only know of one copy, so just wondered will this forever live in the shadow of Tommy Tates 'Derby's' ?.......I have a spare kidney if one ever turns up....anyone have any info on the group or label or any other interesting facts....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=40ilLgyeJbg

 

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this group has nothing to do with the tommy tate group, this is the kansas city tommy and the derby's that have 5 45s (all obscure / rare). they had a revue that included marva whitney before she reco

Think Butch bought the one off ebay two years ago. Nev has had it now some where else. One would say it's quite rare Russell. I would like it too but I like my kidneys (not to eat mind)

Tommy & the Derby's - Goin Back to Houston - Kool.......What a tune, have never heard it played out & only know of one copy, so just wondered will this forever live in the shadow of Tommy Tate




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thought nev griffiths played this.....i had a copy offered to me a few years ago..but i had to swap admiarations on peaches...decided against it

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this group has nothing to do with the tommy tate group, this is the kansas city tommy and the derby's that have 5 45s (all obscure / rare). they had a revue that included marva whitney before she recorded, the del montes (who became the visitors on dakar), the sinceres (who later recorded on pzazz and became bloodstone), etc.

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this group has nothing to do with the tommy tate group, this is the kansas city tommy and the derby's that have 5 45s (all obscure / rare). they had a revue that included marva whitney before she recorded, the del montes (who became the visitors on dakar), the sinceres (who later recorded on pzazz and became bloodstone), etc.

 

Hey Bob, I was aware of the Kansas City group & realised there was no connection with Tommy Tate, actually became aware of em years ago when reseaching the TT group, what is confusing with the Kool 45 is the Texas release...hope you are well.  Thank you for the info.....

 

Russ

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Think Butch bought the one off ebay two years ago. Nev has had it now some where else. One would say it's quite rare Russell. I would like it too but I like my kidneys (not to eat mind)

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Hey Bob, I was aware of the Kansas City group & realised there was no connection with Tommy Tate, actually became aware of em years ago when reseaching the TT group, what is confusing with the Kool 45 is the Texas release...hope you are well. Thank you for the info.....

Russ

They were going back to Houston and Kool is a south houston ,Texas label .

I believe the info is our there already ,regarding this group and there have been a few other 45's on the same label over the yra ,but none as good ,so not really sure what kind of label this was ?maybe just a independent ,but the header is "look to Kool for the hits " :)

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Hey Bob, I was aware of the Kansas City group & realised there was no connection with Tommy Tate, actually became aware of em years ago when reseaching the TT group, what is confusing with the Kool 45 is the Texas release...hope you are well.  Thank you for the info.....

 

Russ

 

they actually have two texas releases, they have another 45 on ty tex. if you look at the writing credits you will see Gadson's there. they were a touring revue.

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They were going back to Houston and Kool is a south houston ,Texas label .

I believe the info is our there already ,regarding this group and there have been a few other 45's on the same label over the yra ,but none as good ,so not really sure what kind of label this was ?maybe just a independent ,but the header is "look to Kool for the hits " :)

 

there were a lot of releases on Kool

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also if you listen to the lyrics he says "I had a good time when I was in KC". He's talking about going back to a girl he had in Houston. The group is from KC, they were just doing shows in TX for a while.

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Did Steve Green used to have it?

 

 

I remember someone stuck it on Facebook at least a year ago or so and I think Steve Green contacted the YouTube poster above, who also owned a copy, but I don't think he would sell it to Steve. Not sure if he got a copy or not.

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I remember someone stuck it on Facebook at least a year ago or so and I think Steve Green contacted the YouTube poster above, who also owned a copy, but I don't think he would sell it to Steve. Not sure if he got a copy or not.

Pretty sure Steve didn't get a copy ,but I do credit Steve for alerting me and a lot of others about it ,with the same FB and SS wants :)
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I found one of these in a box labeled "junk" about 30 miles outside of San Antonio TX, my hometown. I'll put it up for offers very soon, in a week or two at most. It's a strong VG+ with "Linda B." written small in pen on the Goin back to Houston side. 

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I remember someone stuck it on Facebook at least a year ago or so and I think Steve Green contacted the YouTube poster above, who also owned a copy, but I don't think he would sell it to Steve. Not sure if he got a copy or not.

I think it was me who posted it on Facebook thinking back.

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Hey Bob, I was aware of the Kansas City group & realised there was no connection with Tommy Tate, actually became aware of em years ago when reseaching the TT group, what is confusing with the Kool 45 is the Texas release...hope you are well. Thank you for the info.....

Russ

Kool Records (a very cool looking label)

http://www.globaldogproductions.info/k/kool.html

K-1034 not on this list ?

Quite a nice record too ...

Tfk

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I have info written down that suggests it came out twice on Kool ,with different flips ?

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Looks like the Kool label was quite well organised & distributed with possible second presses on some numbers (?)...think this may turn up now the information is getting out there ???.

 

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I've read that Kool was a subsidiary of Allstar records out of Houston. Allstar was a song poem label.

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They were going back to Houston and Kool is a south houston ,Texas label .

I believe the info is our there already ,regarding this group and there have been a few other 45's on the same label over the yra ,but none as good ,so not really sure what kind of label this was ?maybe just a independent ,but the header is "look to Kool for the hits " :)

 

I had or still have a record on that label, can't remember the artist but the track was called "The Broken Hip", an instrumental probably from around 1964 by the sound of it  (by The Moods according to that discography)

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