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Monday, November 5, 2012

THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO MARCHING BAND - CONDITION RED

I can't imagine this band was able to march a very long distance with a Hammond organ and electric guitar, bass, and drum kit, but who am I to judge?

This GROOVY record was discovered in the '70's by English Northern Soul DJ's who were constantly looking for new sounds that fit in with the soul records that were on constant rotation in the clubs. Essentially from a weird studio concoction exploitation album, this track fit the bill, oddly enough. Something about the organ melody in this track- to my ears it conveys a sense of melancholy over such a poppy, rollicking beat it just WORKS.

from 1968...

THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO MARCHING BAND - CONDITION RED

2 comments:

Funky16Corners said...

I always loved this one. It's one of those great Northern Soul outliers (stylistically).

TheCzarsOf45 said...

Superb record, love the funky organ solo. Very fine Northern tune. On my want list.