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Thursday, June 23, 2011

THE TEEN QUEENS - THERE'S NOTHING ON MY MIND Pt 1 & 2



Made up of sisters Betty & Rose Collins, The Teen Queens cut a number of hits in LA starting around 1955, and by the time of this record Betty was 20 and Rose was 19. Written by the great west coast blues/ r&B legend Big Jay McNeely, this outright funky sides show the sisters had come a long way since "Eddie My Love" from just a few years prior. This was their third to last release as the Teen Queens, but they cut a few more sides as Betty & Rose.

Sadly, both ladies succumbed to drug addiction and passed away many years ago.

from 1960...

THE TEEN QUEENS - THERE'S NOTHING ON MY MIND Pt 1


& Pt 2

4 comments:

Bless My Bones said...

Thanks for posting this. It's actually an "answer" record to "There Is Something On Your Mind" by Big Jay McNeely & Band (with Little Sonny on vocals) released in 1959 on the Swingin' label.

Anonymous said...

I guess Bob Marchan had the biggest hit out of this one but this is pretty hot too. Thanks for posting it. Just wondered, does side 1 end so abruptly on the single as it does here?

Dave

Derek See said...

Yes, my posts are always taken directly from the record with no editing or trickery.

Holly said...

Oh, this is wonderful!!!! I never knew there was an answer record to "There's Something On My Mind".

Thank you, thank you!