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Friday, May 6, 2011

THE GEORGETTES - HARD, HARD b/w WOULD YOU RATHER?


What a fantastic double sider: uptempo, gently pounding on one side and dreamily beautiful on the other.

Yodi records was founded by Alan Merry, an East St Louis, IL man who worked with legends such as Ray Charles and Ike Turner. In the late 60's, he founded an organization (The Young Disciples) that offered an alternative to the growing gang problems in his city; namely, he got these young people involved in music and off of the streets.

A very beautiful thing indeed. Alan Merry is a true American hero; one who used his talent and love of music to save talented kids from the abyss. Luckily, most of the music is collected on Numero Group's excellent "The Young Disciples" collection.

from 1971...

THE GEORGETTES - HARD, HARD

b/w WOULD YOU RATHER?

2 comments:

John.h2 said...

What a classic Northern sound the A side has, and on a label I've never heard of before. It really is quite amazing how much little known tracks there are out there.

ira1942 said...

would you happen to have any of these by the Georgettes: Forget Me Not
How Do I Know
The Story

thanks