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Friday, February 18, 2011
ANDY MACK - DO YOU WANTA GO b/w LATER THAN YOU THINK
Andy Mack was actually Andy Magruder, founding member of the 5 Blue Notes and part of a later lineup (late 50s) of The Spaniels. This was his only solo record, and he seems to have disappeared from the music business after its release.
Andy and the rest of the 5 Blue Notes left their home in Washington DC when they were still of high school age to try to snag a recording contract in Chicago (which they did, but by the time the record was released Andy had joined the Marines!) When Andy was discharged in 1958, he formed a new 5 Blue Notes, who lasted until 1959 (at which point Andy joined the Spaniels).
Andy left the Spaniels in 1963 and cut this record for Chess; apparently this record was cut in Washington DC (and not in Chicago, Chess' home base). Both sides are fantastic and show a strong Impressions influence, with some very unique and lovely vocals by Andy (and great backing from fellow Chess group the Carltons).
DO YOU WANTA GO
LATER THAN YOU THINK