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Saturday, February 19, 2011


This hot shot record has quickly become one of my favorite bay area releases; Johnny Talbot (real name Tolbert) was born in Texas but moved to Oakland at a young age. He has had a long career and is known mostly for his blues/ funk sides (as well as being a staple of the local live scene). Here. on this early release, we find him churning out a fantastic uptempo r&b scorcher that starts in fifth gear and doesn't let up for two and a half minutes.

I am only guessing the year; if you know better, please contact me!

from c1965...


YankeeBoy said...

Wow, great record. Never heard it before. Thank you.

ana-b said...

I've been trying to score this one for a good long while, lucky you!

Marc said...

Hi Derek,

Nice one.I dig the brief guitar solo.
The Bruyninckx Jazz discography has:

recorded in California c. late 1960's


Johnny Talbot & His Band The Four Rivers : Johnny Talbot (g) acc by John Parish (tp) Bobby Forte (ts)
Johnny Heartsman (b) Fred Casey (d)