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Friday, October 14, 2011


Call it record collectors intuition, but this is the type of record that simply doesn't look like it would be a worthwhile listen. I suppose it's because of the relatively generic title and a band name that has negative connotations; however, this one is proof that one cannot always judge a 45 by its label.

Hailing from the Washington DC/ Frederick, MD area, The Bad Boys cut this record in Louisville, KY with future country music star Charlie Daniels behind the board and also allegedly playing bass. The group lays out a seriously r&b influenced garage groove with some ferociously punky guitar work and excellent soulful vocals from Gary St Claire. The group later changed their name to Flavor, and cut the excellent blue eyed soul track "Sally Had A Party" for Columbia.

from 1966...


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Andy 7 said...

Great site, Derek!

Mark said...

Very cool! Love that Sally Had a Party 45, was wondering about their earlier work.

Funky16Corners said...

Have you heard their tune 'Black Olives? http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUknG7SlILxU&v=UknG7SlILxU&gl=US

Derek See said...

Yeah, Funky- it's the flip side to this one and killer in its own right!

Dewey Freed said...

That is cool!
Garage rock at his best with a soulful mix.
Never heard it before and I'm glad to discover it through your blog.

Thank's Derek!