"Shout Bamalama" is easily Mickey Murray's biggest hit – a new take on an Otis Redding song, done here with a raw southern soul groove, and kind of a rollicking party sound! The flip's a nice mellow ballad, with a rich southern soul production style to it. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson —
Soulshake ... LP SSSInternational, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
One of the nicest moments from the SSS label! Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson were a sweet soul duo who had a style that probably owed a lot to the Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell duets, but which also had a much rawer, and much more southern soul style. This first album by the duo includes their lovely hit "Lover's Holiday", plus "Pickin Wild Mountain Berries", "Fine As Frog Hair", "Doin Our Thing", and "Blow Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
Obscure Perception pressing of this excellent funky track by Jamo Thomas, also issued on SSSInternational. The cut takes Jamo's sock-boogaloo Chicago soul sound, and moves it into the 70s funky mode by adding a bit more punch on the horns, and darkening the whole thing with kind of a Superfly style of production. There's even a bit of sitar in the mix, and Jamo's vocals sound nice and spooky! 7-inch, Vinyl record