Tuesday, July 27, 2010
THE EMPERORS - YOU GOT ME WHERE YOU WANT ME b/w MY BABY LIKES TO BOOGALOO
Hailing from Harrisburg, PA, the Emperors released a scant four singles during '66-'67 (one of the first records featured on this blog was their debut single, 'Karate").
Admittedly, I had practically forgotten about this great double sider until it (fortunately!) came up on random itunes play while I was on an airplane.
Both sides have a fantastic, raw sound and feel- although their version of "My Baby Likes To Boogaloo" is far more restrained than Don Gardner's original version (itself a past 45 of the day, and honestly, record's simply don't get rawer than Gardner's!).
THE EMPERORS - YOU GOT ME WHERE YOU WANT ME