When I hear this incredible record, my internal temperature raises to a level of pure Texas heat! From the opening drum break onwards, Dallas' Big Bo and the Arrows riase the roof, capped with a fantastic vocal by the impassioned Fred Lowery (of whom I'm afraid I know nothing about, other than that he cut a few more 45's).
"Big Bo" Thomas was a man who learned tenor sax at a young age, and served in WWII in the US Army band. After the war, he formed a big band in Dallas and then quickly set his sights on blues, which he found his greatest success. He also worked as a promoter and club owner before retiring from the music business in 1971.
This record caught national attention and was reissued by Atco; sadly, it never hit big as it deserved to. Perhaps it was simply too raw, too funky for mass consumption.
FRED LOWERY - BIG BO AND THE ARROWS - I'M SORRY