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Thursday, March 29, 2012

THE APOLLAS - YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT b/w LOCK ME IN YOUR HEART


Beginning a string of fabulous records that never achieved the chart success that they truly deserved, The Apollas (Billie Barnum, Ella Jamerson, and Leola Jiles) were one of the greatest proponents of a "Motown west" kind of sound, captured perfectly out of the gate with this stellar debut record.

"You're Absolutely Right" is a storming kind of sound, and it's no surprise that my pal Alec Palao used it as the title of his recent Ace Records Apollas compilation.

With its rollicking beat and baritone sax solo, the b-side "Lock Me In Your Heart" has a strong Motown influence, and some truly sweet lyrics that melt my heart.

Trivia for fellow record collectors: yes, my (Canadian) copy is pressed on real vinyl, not styrene.

from 1965...

THE APOLLAS - YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

b/w LOCK ME IN YOUR HEART


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3 comments:

pingw said...

I never tire of hearing 'You're Absolutely ...' Thanks.

RichardSibello said...

Tina Britt also did a great version on the Eastern label at about the same time.

YankeeBoy said...

Love the single mono mi of "Lock Me In Your Heart". Too bad the recent Apollas CD has it in stereo which totally dilutes the power of it.