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Friday, May 18, 2012


Jimmy Holiday (born in Mississippi) worked consistently through the 60's, book ended by a hit on his own in '63 ("How Can I Forget") and a co-writing credit on the massive "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", thanks to his partnership with Jackie DeShannon. I'm quite sure he was recording in Los Angeles, which was also the base for Kent Records.

As exciting as this record is today, I also add some historical perspective that may be lurking under the surface of the record. As the world was changing rapidly in 1965, a proclamation of being part of a new breed just might be far deeper than dancing and picking up a young lady; the new breed was also demanding equality for all...

'I've got the power to do anything", indeed.

from 1965...



DrunkenHobo said...

I believe this came out on Diplomacy (CA) 45 - 20

Out In The Street said...

I found this on a grey Diplomacy a few months ago, mint condition.

Its a nice double sider, this is pumping too:


My friend REEEALLY wanted this record.. I've traded it for Shirley Ellis - Soul Time and Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby.

Still a little on the fence about the trade, but I think this record is super hyper and the other two have slightly better dancefloor accesibility...

what do you think?