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Smoky & The Fabulous Blades? Who Were They

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Given that they made instrumentals, and I was around working in South Los Angeles at the time of their records releases. and never heard of them appearing anywhere, I suspect they were Dore's house band (and were the same instrumental group that played on many of Dore's other instrumentals under various other names).  I wouldn't be totally surprised if Billy Joe and The Checkmates were a subset of that house band.

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According to the liner notes of "The Northern Soul Of Dore" , Smokey and the Fabulous Blades were the

Dore house band. Lew Bedell also used The Scooters and the Cruisers  as names for the group.

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The 45 is credited to writers B Riley and C Underwood. I guess that could be Carl Underwood, as I believe he was from LA. Don't know if he played any instruments in addition singing?

More intriguinging is the B Riley credit:  Billy Lee Riley was mean harmonica player and he moved to LA in 1962 to take up session work. Bet it's him on the record.

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According to the liner notes of "The Northern Soul Of Dore" , Smokey and the Fabulous Blades were the

Dore house band. Lew Bedell also used The Scooters and the Cruisers  as names for the group.

And a couple other aliases, I'll wager!

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