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Sunday, May 24, 2009

KAREN SMALL - BOYS ARE MADE TO LOVE


Believed to be from Pittsburg, Karen recorded this glorious record and at least one other for the tiny Venus label (I haven't heard that one yet).

Yet another outtasite example of mid 60's female soul.

from 1966...

KAREN SMALL - BOYS ARE MADE TO LOVE

5 comments:

Pete W said...

Thanks for digging this one up Derek - a beautiful track, totally new to me, with shades of Barbara Mason's "Yes I'm Ready" in the chord changes and seductively deadpan lead vocal, and solid doo-wop credentials in that it was written by Don Julian of Meadowlarks / Larks fame. Karen where are you now?

RichardSibello said...

I had heard several things about the mysterious Karen Small. One, she was Don Julian's niece (that's why The Larks back her up on this one), and two, shortly after her second single was released she was found murdered, and the crime is still unsolved.

Pete W said...

Sad news, but thanks for the info Richard.

Anonymous said...

Karen Smalls from Los Angeles (Fremont High School) did a lot of record hops with the Great KJFG Dj Hunter Hancock,I sen and bought her hit record "Boys Are Made To Love",I was sent to Viet Nam in 1967wish I could get that song for my oldies selection

Derek See said...

anonymous; just email me (dereksdaily45@gmail.com) and I will send the track directly to you via email!