Thursday, November 18, 2010
PORGY & THE MONARCHS - THAT'S MY GIRL b/w THE GIRL AND THE BOY
This New York group released only a small handful of singles, and their lack of chart success did not match their high level of talent. INCREDIBLE group vocals on both sides of this record, and both songs are strong; I love the unexpected twists and turns on "The Boy & The Girl".
This is yet another one of those records that when listening to it I feel very privileged to be able to HEAR this stuff, let alone own the actual artifact (but when it comes down to it, that's the same with every record I post; sometimes I just think about it more than others!). A huge thank you to all of the trailblazing, brave artists (and also those in the biz that believed in this music) who struggled, kept trying, and shared their talents with the world. As long as there are ears and turntables you will never be forgotten!